I didn’t think it would be that difficult to come up with at least one goal to simplify my life this month, but it was. There are some obligations that I just can’t say no to, gym classes I actually want to attend, and slightly more complex recipes I want to try. Additionally, some of the things a normal person might be able to do to simplify his/her life during the holidays (like cutting back on some of the decorations) don’t really apply. I know we’re going to sound like complete Scrooges, but Eric and I don’t decorate our place for Christmas. At all.
So I’m not exaggerating when I say it was really tough to come up with a way to simplify things this month. (But I guess that’s why it’s a “challenge.”) After some thought, I’ve settled on a goal for December that’s definitely doable.
My December 2014 “Making Things Easier on Myself” Goal:
We don’t send Christmas cards out every year, but we have in the past. I initially thought about doing it this year, but now that Christmas is quickly approaching, I’m not really into it. If I take the time to send out a card, I like to also take the time to write a heartfelt message. This year I just don’t feel like I have the time or the energy to write the type of message I’d want, and I refuse to send out a bunch of generic “Happy Holidays” cards. (No offense to those who do that … It’s just not the way I like to do things.) So this year there will be no Christmas cards sent out. Maybe next year!
My goal this month is probably kind of a cop out, but whatever. It’s something I can happily stick with that will reduce at least some of the stress that goes along with the holidays!