The words stressed and holidays sadly seem to go hand in hand. Each year, we get busier and during the holidays, the demands that are made on our time seem to double or even triple. We have “mandatory” holiday parties for work, children’s plays, cookie swaps, tree lightings, parades, shopping, mailing, gingerbread houses….the list goes on. How does one do it all? [Read more…]
We have all been there. The buzzer goes off and you have hit snooze one too many times. You start the day in a rush and feel like you are behind all day long. Rushing to the gym, work, day care, the grocery store and get home with little to no energy to cook, let alone think you have time to do something for *gasp* yourself. Most of us are willing to go above and beyond for those we love but when it comes to actually doing something for ourselves, we tend to cut ourselves short. While we wouldn’t bear to neglect our family, friends and children, why is it that we forget about the importance of making time for ourselves? Guilt? Lack of prioritization? This is where you need to stop and ask yourself exactly why you aren’t putting YOU first.