The Holidays are almost upon us. Are you looking forward to the ones you celebrate or are you dreading them?
Maybe it’s a little of both. You love Christmas, you just don’t enjoy the hard work leading up to it.
Here’s a wild idea.
What if this year you don’t go all out? What if, instead, you go intentionally low key? Think about it.
Rather than exchanging gifts, you make a donation to charity: water.
Rather than just you and yours, you make the day about those less fortunate, too.
Rather than buying into Black Friday, you support Giving Tuesday.
Rather than getting the kids everything on their wish list, you teach them about the gift of giving.
These are just some of the ways you could celebrate the Holidays with a little more intentionality. If they don’t grab you, then come up with some of your own.
If celebrating the Holidays is a blast for you, then by all means, have at it. Although, I would recommend doing a festive declutter challenge to make space for all the new stuff.
But if you’re just going through the motions because you think you have to or because your family expects it, maybe it’s time to rethink your approach.
This year, allow yourself the freedom to celebrate in a way that works for you. If that means spending the day on the sofa with pizza, hot chocolate and three seasons of [insert your fave series here], I say go for it!
Here’s to a minimalist Christmas.