The holiday season, and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down.
Go for a Walk
Today, consider how you can get outside and go for a walk. Even if there’s a foot of snow on the ground, even if your to-do list is out the door, take 15 minutes and go walking.
It might be a tour around the neighborhood, a hike in the woods, or a circuit around the lake. No matter where it is, you’ll find that getting outside, breathing fresh air, and changing your scenery can do a lot for changing your perspective.
Take the kids along with you if that is restful — or if there is no other option. Either way, it will calm them down, too. Make an event out of it by bringing some day-old bread to feed nearby ducks or a bag of cookies to share with a friend.
It doesn’t have to be an hour-long event, but a walk can be a great break in your routine and give you the refresher you need to tackle your to-dos.
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This post is part of FishMama’s campaign to Just Keep Calm. Every day during the weeks leading up to Christmas, I’ll post a different idea to help you keep calm, gain perspective, and not let the holidays (or any time of year) make you a crabby mom.