You might have seen this if you have been on Facebook lately.
The holiday season can be very stressful and fill our heads with clutter.
How can we reduce the clutter in our heads?
Allow others to be responsible for themselves. You do not have to control everyone and everything. This is very common for women to nurture and feel responsible for all of their family members. I hear it over and over again from my female clients. They are overwhelmed with trying to do everything for everyone. Relax! Let others do things for themselves. This brings me to the second point...
Being a perfectionist is very stressful. It doesn't have to be perfect in order to get done. Getting the job done is more important than how we get the job done! Doing your best is good enough. Being the best does not mean being perfect. Next...
There is no crime in asking for help when you need it. We are not expected to be good at everything. You are good at what you do and others are good at what they do. If you have an electrical problem, you might need an electrician. If you need to paint your house, you might need a painter. If you need to eliminate your clutter and are feeling overwhelmed, you might need the help of a professional organizer. You get the idea. We are all here to help each other.
Most importantly, and especially during this holiday season, focus on what's important and let the rest take care of itself. It's time to get done what we can, delegate to others and let the rest go so that we can enjoy this wonderful holiday season with friends and family.
If, by any chance, you are feeling overwhelmed with your clutter and need some help, don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to help.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!