Are you finding that you often forget which holiday season we are actually in the midst of?
Does it take a grocery trip to Safeway and seeing the Valentines candy already out for sale to realize that it may be time to end Christmas at home?
How many of you had to physically remove Halloween decorations in order to make room for your Christmas decorations?
How many of you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, and also feel ashamed?
Well, I am here to say that there is NO NEED for you to feel ashamed.
There is also no need to feel like a lesser human being or like you are the epitome of lazy.
If you are finding that you are beating yourself up for not taking the Christmas Tree down yet, here at the end of January, I have an assignment for you.
Instead of laying in bed at night, tossing and turning, worrying about your mounting To-Do list, grab your car keys, no matter how late it is, and take a little drive down some residential streets. This is actually provides more benefit to you if it is later at night. Drive around and look for the houses/condos/townhouses that have window coverings opened at least part of the way. You will quickly realize how MANY people still have their trees up.
You are NOT alone. There is nothing wrong with you.
Society, as a whole, is simply busier than in the past. We lead hectic lives. We are working more hours, getting our kids involved in more activities, taking more night-time classes, and, generally, burning our candles at both ends.
This short blog is simply a reminder to step back, take a deep breath, and accept the fact that it is okay to not be a super-human. Take time to reflect on and appreciate all of the enjoyment experienced from all of the crazy daily life activities. But, mostly, remember that the tree still being up is part of what makes up the “small stuff”. And, as Jack Canfield so simply puts it, “Don’t sweat it”!