Episode 56 You Can Be Intentional This Holiday Season
The episode was released on Black Friday 2019 and that means the holiday frenzy is in full force. How do you avoid overwhelm, overspending and overscheduling? You are intentional.
Do you have your copy of the Feed Your Family Tonight Holiday Planning Guide?
Being intentional means asking your family what is most important to them in the holiday season. I asked my family and 3 things came to the top of the list.
- Making gingerbread cookies
- Looking at Christmas lights
- Decorating a gingerbread house with Auntie Rosie
Once you know what is most important, you can put those activities on your calendar and choose to say yes or no to the many good things that come your way in December.
We love making gingerbread cookies but we are making them just for our family. They take time and patience. In the past I made them to give to friends and neighbors. This year I’m making puppy chow to give away and will slow down and enjoy the time making cookies with my kids.
Set a meal plan. It is easy to want to skip this step when things get busy, but taking the time to plan will give you brain space.
Use the food you have stocked up in your freezer and pantry. Now is the time to eat the meals you have prepped in your freezer. Keep meals simple during the busy time.
Think about what is most important and focus on those activities and let the less important things go and you will enjoy this holiday season and your family so much more.
It’s not too late to get a copy of the Holiday Planning Guide. It will walk you through setting intention for the holiday season including decorating, gift giving, donations, shopping, wrapping, meal planning and so much more. You can get your digital download here.