Today was a really stupid day!
Everyone has one of those at some point. I know. But unfortunately in my case stupid days lead to stupid thoughts. So if you are a person who gets panicky when reading about other people’s panick
Hey, I said stop!
Well, I warned you! Your choice ….
I really do like Christmas!
And even more I like Advent. I LOVE Advent – the time before Christmas.
I do not like stress, hectic hustling, trying to finish what feels like 100 projects at a time …
When I started to get this panicky feeling when realizing that next weekend is the 1st of Advent – I tried to calm myself. I told myself “You can do this” No problem!
I will just make a list with all the things that need to get done before Christmas. And then I can distribute all those things over the days to come!
No stress at all.
Quiet nice Advent-days.
Well … kinda …
It did sound rather simple in my head.
Unfortunately the reality had a somewhat different look:
I sit down and write my list.
And I write.
And I write.
I realize that I could keep writing for a REALLY long time.
I realize that I could not by any means finish off the things I already have on my sheet of paper until Christmas. No way.
Not even with stress.
So … I declare list-writing to be finished and am frustrated!
Apparently my problem solving strategy went straight down the hill.
So therefore my question:
How do you deal with pre-Christmas-panick?
Or am I really the only one who ever gets that?
And even more important:
How do you do it that you can actually ENJOY Advent and Christmas time – and not just survive it?