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Monday, November 7, 2011

Should I be?

Stressed that is? Should I be stressed? Or should I be doing something that I'm not?


I've been reading all over Facebook about everyone getting all their Christmas shopping done, and even wrapping their presents already, and their Christmas cards done and probably mailed out too!!!! I was really started to get STRESSED out about not getting on the ball.

But - FOR ME - i decided to just RELAX about it all. I will get it all done. Sure there is a lot to get done, but I want to enjoy the days and enjoy the season. I get so annoyed at the commercialism of Christmas, stores started selling decorations a LONG time ago, places are already decorating for Christmas. For Pete's sake!!!! Settle down a little!

I like to enjoy fall - Thanksgiving, and our anniversary. (it's our 5 year anniversary, so we're going to live it up big :) ) (in our own simple little way hehehehe)

Maybe come December I will wish i did more ahead of time. But it really doesn't take me that long to send out my Christmas cards. (like one night of ordering them, and 2 nights of addressing and labeling them) the present buying is just a matter of brainstorming and buying and then mailing out or wrapping. No Big Deal, right? :)

Christmas can be a really busy time of year, but I want to enjoy it still. I want to NOT be frantic and do it simple. Enjoy decorating the house, enjoy all the extra baking and party-going.  And especially i want to enjoy Fall!

Should I be stressed out about Christmas already?????
Everyone is different and everyone has busy lives in different areas. It would stress me out too much to start doing things already for way longer time. Other's like to have it done so they don't not worry about it later. So to each their own. But I decided for ME - to sit back, blog a little, read a few books with the boys, smell a little fall candle, go for a run, and face the Christmas Chaos after our anniversary.

p.s. I hope I don't regret this. :)
p.s.s. no that picture is not taken from me, I googled an image, but it is fall in CO :)

7 comments:

The Kurty Story; From my point of view said...

Good perspective!! Maybe I should take a step back cuz I've been stressing too. We do get so busy and I think we get feeling the pressure to keep up with everyone else. I need to simplify!!

Sarah Robertson said...

No need to stress- It will all come together! I am done with a lot, but that's mostly because I shopped last year's after Christmas sales, not stressed in November! :) Enjoy it all...especially your anniversary! Congratulations!

doddyj said...

Congrats on hitting the 5 year mark! Enjoy your special celebrations together. Each year is well worth celebrating.

I love your idea of less stress. It's not worth it. My thought is, if you feel stressed out, check out the idea of back surgery where you have no ability to get out of the house to shop, so you don't have the choice to be stressed. ;) It works really well.

Honestly...God has been teaching me MUCH in the area of stress and anxiety and simply giving to Him all of the worries I tend to carry around...instead carrying around the knowledge that He'll take care of my needs and desires as long as my focus is on His righteousness and kingdom (which I'm also learning has a great deal to do with enjoying relationships - with Him and the people He has given to me)

Tiff said...

I"m not stressed either!=) I've been doing better every year to enjoy the Christmas season instead of worrying about gifts, parties, etc. I love this time of year. And Happy 5th Anniversary!=)

pgh moms said...

I am not stressed but for me it does help to me start doing my shopping early and since the Christmas card freebies are flowing I might as well take advantage of them! for me planning ahead keeps me from being stressed in the coming months!

pgh moms said...

I am not stressed but for me it does help to me start doing my shopping early and since the Christmas card freebies are flowing I might as well take advantage of them! for me planning ahead keeps me from being stressed in the coming months!

Trina Mayfield said...

You always do everything so fast anyway, you still have plenty of time! And, you should add to that that you address and send your parents cards out for them too!!! You always do so well - so just enjoy the time you have now - and you are right, NO, you should not stress out!!!!

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