When it comes to Christmas, every year I feel like I’m chasing perfection – and losing at it.
I want to have the perfect gifts for everyone on my list.
I want the decorations to be impeccable and the house to be immaculate.
I want the ideal picture of the kids for the Christmas cards.
I want to overcome the limitations of my current cooking and baking abilities and whip up amazing meals and desserts.
Each year I find that I can’t live up to the expectations I set for myself. Then I think, “This year is good enough, and I’ll get an earlier start to make things perfect next year.” It’s a silly cycle I’ve created.
It’s time for me to stop the madness! This year is not perfect, and next year won’t be either. And that’s OK. I don’t want to spend the Christmas season feeling stressed and worn out because my goals are unrealistic. I want to enjoy this special time of year, so today I’m taking a moment to reset my expectations and refocus on what’s important.
A “good enough” Christmas is good enough! In fact, it’s probably better than perfect since it comes with less pressure and more time for family fun. Time to appreciate the joy in everyday moments this Christmas season – not look for ways to improve them!