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When Is Enough Really Enough

I am going to keep this post short and sweet, but I'm hopeful that it will spur some good discussion at a time where we can be preemptive about "enough." The holidays are looming and there is always so much to do. Every year I sit back in January and tell myself, "Next year I'll enjoy it more. I won't make it so busy." But each year, I somehow manage to do too much and run myself ragged in the name of "holiday."

Maybe now is the time to sit down and think about the top 10 things that really matter. What do you most enjoy doing? What can you live without this season? Who do you want to spend your time with? How much shopping/cooking/crafting is absolutely necessary to your enjoyment of the season?

Example. Christmas cards. Does anyone appreciate the fact that you've hand-stamped and tied ribbons on each and every one? Probably not. So unless that is something you thoroughly love and will rejoice in having done come January 1... skip it.

Here's another. Christmas cookies. Is it really about the home-made holiday conconction that you only torture yourself with making once a year? Or would the kids be happy with the roll of refrigerated slice cookies from the grocery store? I'm just saying....

So what is "enough" to make your holidays full of more joy and less stress? Only you can say for sure. But just like everything else, if you don't sit down and think about it the days keep passing and the next thing you know it's over. Check out the Cozi blog for ideas on holiday cards and links to other ways to make the holidays go a bit more smoothly!

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