#slowitdownSunday / I’m giving up – 1 week til Christmas Eve

the daily Starr slow it down Sunday

 

1 week from tonight it will be Christmas Eve!!!!

Here’s the thing – I don’t want this Christmas Eve to end up like all the others from the past few years.

I don’t want to be exhausted. 
I don’t want to be overwhelmed.
I don’t want to be sleep deprived.
I don’t want to spend hours upon hours finishing wrapping gifts into the wee hours of Christmas morning.

This tends to be my normal pattern – honestly, more like a vicious cycle. And I’m so DONE with this being our normal. No more.

Instead, I choose to make this Christmas different – for me and my family.

So, I’m giving up.

I’m giving up perfection.
I’m giving up the to-do list.
I’m giving up the working all night to finish it all.
I’m giving up on being everything to everyone.
I’m giving up living up to my own unrealistic expectations.

Here’s to letting go and giving up.

This Christmas will be the year I said goodbye to the stress that is the week before Christmas.

How about you? What can you give up on this #slowitdownSunday to choose a new kind of normal this Christmas?

Maybe God is preparing me to pay attention and be more of a Mary instead of a Martha.

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