Ask, Don’t Assume

This week is Christmas. We have some Christmas traditions, as I’m sure most people do. But in November I like to ask my family what are some of the traditions or activities they’d like to do again and if there is anything new they’d like to do.

I find it is best to have a conversation about these things rather than just assuming that everyone still wants to do everything as usual. And sometimes you find there is something new you can do instead of an old activity.

I’ve learned to reduce the number of things we do. With fewer commitments made during December, we are able to enjoy the month a bit more. It is important to communicate with your spouse about what he likes to do and what he really doesn’t–some can be dropped but some are unavoidable. For the unavoidable ones, talk about strategies to make it more enjoyable to you both.

Communication is soooo important! Take time to really share this week with each other and not so busy being busy that you are frazzled and frustrated. I got my wrapping done last night so that won’t make me all frazzled. Now I can focus on cleaning up the mess I made in my three day wrap-a-thon :D and really enjoy the week.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas week!

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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