Holiday preparations are in full swing at our home, and while they have been eagerly anticipated, the work that accompanies our preparing is rocking our calendar and zapping our energy. There are lots of things that I am good at, but juggling a schedule is not one of them. When we enchant a shift in routine, or find ourselves in a season where there are countless activities and how do we cultivate peace in our hearts and in our homes? So, sweet mamas, I present, five ways to find hope in the holiday bustle, or any time when you are overwhelmed, because don't we all need just a bit more merry?
1. Take Time to Look at the Big Picture
Carve out a few hours when you can open your calendar and see the big picture of what is happening in the coming weeks. Mentally prepare for what lies ahead and how you will manage the logistics. Pray for God to lead you by faith in all your commitments, and maybe even to help you say no to a few things that don't fit for you in this season. Can you enlist a friend to help with pick-up or drop-off, adjust the baby or toddler's nap to ensure that your day will flow a bit more smoothly, or prep any supplies in advance for an outing or event? Even small changes can make a big difference!