So, I’m having surgery this morning on my ankle to repair the damage I have done to it over the years: playing volleyball, running and my pretty active lifestyle. The last sprain was literally the last straw (ligament) and now it’s time to pay the piper, so to speak.
I also just recently had surgery on my thumb (yep, another volleyball injury)! and so I’ve been having to rely on others for help with things that I normally take for granted.
My point of this is to remind you to let others help you during this hectic holiday season…and let some things go. I was thinking the other day (as I was trying to plow through my action list) that I had presents to wrap, cookies to bake, errands to run, food to make for get some family gatherings, etc.
I then stopped to examine why I felt that I needed to do all of those things by myself! Could I get some help with wrapping presents, did I absolutely HAVE to make a side dish to take just because I make one every year? (There’s always tons of food anyway)! Would I be judged because I couldn’t live up to my own perceived expectations?
In reality, the answer is most often no. We impose upon ourselves these crazy expectations and unrealistic goals and set ourselves up for stress and frustration!
Give yourself a present this season, try not to impose those unrealistic reasons and take a step back to enjoy what the holidays are all about…family, precious moments and reflection…
All the best,
I really hope the surgery went OK! I am so excited to meet you in person in TX in Jan! I live in Wayne, PA – 13 miles due west of the city. Lovely little town with great restaurants. Wife and I would love taking you and hubs to dinner. See you soon!
I’m doing fine and so looking forward to meeting you and all of the amazing Mastermind 09 members:-)