My Christmas tree has been up for 3 weeks and I’ve been blaring Christmas music since November 1st.
You know, its kinda funny because I’m actually the type of person that waits to put their Christmas tree up last minute. But truth be told, I’m taking a different approach to the holiday season this year. Although the happiest time of the year, it is also the busiest time and I know my schedule picks up significantly after the middle of November. So putting up the Christmas tree when the time suited me was the perfect choice this year. Plus I get to enjoy the lights + cheer a bit longer than most.
(And no, it doesn't mean I'm trying to skip Thanksgiving.)
A few of my intentions this holiday season:
Prep + plan. No waiting until December 24th to stress out and start my Christmas shopping. As I mentioned above, I'm completing my holiday check list as time suits me.
Be present in all family functions, this is an ongoing goal of mine. Put the damn phone down, chat with family + friends, get to know your family on a deeper level.
- Give back more. A few weeks ago I did some work for one of my clients, Shelbie, owner over at ShelbieLFitness.com. She overpaid her invoice by 35% to show her gratitude for me and all I've done for her these last few months. At that moment I decided to take that extra $ and give back to a charity this holiday season. (#radgirltip: if money is a bit tight this year but you still want to give back, donate your time!)
- Daily gratitude. Reflecting on the day I had and jotting down the small things that made me happy or grateful. (I included a 2 pg gratitude journal in the guide to staying rad during the holidaze!)
I hope to sip my coffee (+ hot cocoa!) a little slower and enjoy the smallest of joys this Christmas.
What are your intentions + desires this holiday season? If you're like me and wanting to make the best of it, download my short guide to surviving the holidaze! Make sure and catch up with us in the Rad Maverix Lifestyle Facebook group and let us know what you're up to and how you're staying rad this holiday season.
PS - ShelbieLFitness and I have collaborated on a small giving back project this year.
You can purchase the tee below for $30 and 100% of the proceeds will be given to families in need this holiday season.
this is a pre-sale and if you order by sunday, december 3rd, you can score free shipping by using code "freeship".