130 – How to have less holiday stress

Hey mama. This is Mama’s daily dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. I feel like I am in a very small minority in December, especially looking at everyone’s Facebook and Instagram and tick tok videos and all of that stuff. Because you know what? I do not have an elf on the shelf. And I’m not going to get one. It’s not me. I don’t need that stress in my life. And Mama’s daily dose is… one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Not getting an elf on the shelf. Lets get moving before we get interrupted.


Seriously, though, probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. I just I don’t need that extra stress in my life. Have I gotta move the elf? I gotta think of a new thing for this elf to do. I mean, like, that’s, what 25 days that you do it? I don’t even know do you go to Christmas Eve…. Christmas Day? I don’t know, I don’t have the elf on the shelf. I don’t know how this thing works. Anyways, I don’t want to be moving that thing every single morning or night, and trying to think up a new way to make them look cute or cool or whatever. It’s just, it’s not my thing. I think they are super cute. I know the kids enjoy them. There’s many things I do, because I know my kids enjoy them. But I don’t really, but this is kind of one of those things that I am just like, putting my foot down on and everyone keeps saying like it’s gonna happen you’re going to get an elf on the shelf, like you’re going to have to do it. And I never say never, because when you say I’m never going to do that, like you pretty much end up doing it. So I’m not gonna say never. But this year, it’s not happening. It’s just it’s not in the cards for me. I’m going to put my energy towards something else. But you know what if you are that super creative mom and you love doing that, and that’s what you love then hey, get after it. And I love seeing your pictures and videos and you know, do what makes you happy. If it’s overstressing you though, maybe it’s time to lose the elf on the shelf. 


So I will not be having to move my Elf on the Shelf this morning or tonight whenever it is that you’re supposed to move the Elf. What I will be doing though is preparing for the much needed mama meditation. Make sure you reserve your spot. It is Sunday December 19 at 2pm it is just carving out some time for you 30 minutes to just relax, breathe, get some quiet when was the last time you had that like seriously just taking that time to yourself and being present. I promise you you will come out of it much more relaxed, much more recharged and ready to take on the rest of the holiday season. And the year. Have a fabulous weekend and a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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