Last week was a good week. This week? Not so much. Not terrible, but I’m struggling.
Is it the holidays? If I’m being honest with myself, no. Not really. I haven’t started baking yet and the treats haven’t really begun at the office. Or maybe it’s the relaxation part of the holidays. I feel like I should be able to relax and enjoy the season. Have a glass or two of wine while wrapping gifts. Not worry so much about being perfect.
I am enjoying some of the non-food Christmas stuff. Right now I am working at home and listening to Christmas music. I find it incredibly relaxing and soothing. Well, except for that “Santa Baby” song. I can’t stand that one. I have also done LOTS of shopping the past few days. Most of it has been online so I will have packages galore being delivered. I love receiving packages, no matter what they are.
I feel like saying “Screw it” until the holidays are over. But I can’t do that. I just can’t! It’s not worth it and I will only feel worse once it’s all over. I need to find a way to get through these next few weeks without too much damage. We really don’t socialize much so at least we don’t have all kinds of parties to worry about.
I do think “everything in moderation” will be the ultimate plan for me. But my problem is once I allow myself a little bit of something indulgent, it triggers this crazy need for anything and everything indulgent. I need to figure out how to stop myself once I allow that first little bit.
What are your plans to help you get through the holidays without too much damage?