Sitting down to write this post, I am totally exhausted - almost to the point of not continuing on with these words.
My day started early at 5:30 a.m., to get up for an early run. I literally hit the ground running - Ha!
From that point on I have been going non-stop, running errands, fulfilling commitments, making holiday preparations, addressing Christmas cards, housework, run-of-the-mill mom stuff. No wonder I am tired.
But, I know that this will be my state for the next several weeks as the holidays approach.
At this time of year, more than any other, it seems like I am continually on the go. Somehow I over-do almost every aspect of my life. I over-shop, over-bake, over-commit, over-estimate, over-prepare, over-schedule, over-stress, and have over-the-top expectations of how the holiday season should be. I am moving so fast and furiously that sometimes I forget to breath.
I forget to take a step away from the busyness, take a deep breath and enjoy being in the moment of this magical time of year. I get lost in doing stuff to get ready, and before I know it, everything that I have been preparing for so feverishly is over - and I have missed it all.
This year, I am going to make a conscious effort to take a break, take a rest and relish in the moments of Christmas. I am going to just breath!