The most wonderful time of the year has arrived and with it most often comes the most stressful time of year! Especially during this time of year, we need self-care or as I like to refer to it “me” time. This does not come easy for me. It’s something I need to make a conscious effort to do. One way I practice self-care is by exercising. Sometimes I may do it alone and other times I’ll do it with a friend. Either way, I always feel better after doing it. Spending time with my girlfriends is another way I practice self-care. A quick conversation, a short visit, a drink or maybe dinner puts things in perspective and reminds me how important it is to take some “me” time. I often feel guilty about taking time for myself, but it is the best thing I can do for myself and others.
Some favorite things I like to do during the holidays is set aside family time to decorate our tree, do some late-night shopping, wrap gifts and cook breakfast on Christmas morning. These favorite things and so much more are all a part of making memories that will last a lifetime.