This is Day 21 of the 21 Days to a Stress Free & Debt Free Christmas.
It’s hard to believe that this is the last post of this series and that we made it all 21 days!
We’ve covered a lot in this series about how to practically prepare for all the events and activities surrounding the Christmas season, so that we maintain our sanity and keep our budgets intact. I hope that it’s been helpful so far. Since we have a few more days left until Christmas, I thought we’d end things with a Reflection day.
I have to be honest and confess that I went back and forth about whether or not to do this series this year. As a busy mom with young children, I wasn’t quite sure I could commit to it during one of the craziest times of the year.
My heart really wanted to help my readers navigate the waters of this year’s Christmas season with joy, peace, and a realistic budget, but I also wasn’t quite sure how I’d find the time to write so much. After talking it over with The Teacher, I decided to dive right in with you…and I’m so glad that I did.
If nothing else, writing this series forced me to think through my own Christmas season and to stay on top of it so that it didn’t swallow me whole. I can’t say that I’ve executed everything perfectly, but I sure did enjoy writing about these topics and thinking through them for myself.
What about you?
How are you doing?
I know things are busy, but try and take a moment to evaluate and reflect on how this year has or hasn’t been different than the others. Track down your list of your goals for this Christmas and think about whether you are on track to achieving them. If you aren’t, think about what you can do differently. I’m sure it hasn’t gone exactly as you planned, but I hope you’ve been encouraged along the way.
Even though this series is ending, we still have time to make the most of this year’s Christmas season. Each morning is the start of a new day, so don’t give up just yet! At the same time though, show yourself grace and let go of the things that don’t matter.