Holiday Mindset Goals for Moms
The holidays can be a stressful time. Focus on cultivating a healthy mindset this year with this list of Holiday Mindset Goals for Moms. Setting specific mindset goals for the holidays can help manage stress and anxiety levels for a more enjoyable holiday season.
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Holiday Mindset Goals for Mom
The holiday season is upon us and, for many moms, that means high stress and anxiety. Between decorating the house, buying presents, attending holiday parties, and trying to keep up with everyday life, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This holiday season, let’s focus on setting some mindset goals that will help us enjoy the season and create lasting memories with our families.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
This is probably the most important goal on the list. When we’re caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important. So, if the tree isn’t perfectly decorated or the house isn’t spotless, don’t sweat it! Your family will still love you and you can still choose to have a wonderful holiday.
Goal: Make a list of things that you will not let bother you this year. List things that you will allow to be imperfect. Give yourself permission to be okay with these things.
One of the best gifts you can give your loved ones is your attention. So, when you’re with your family this holiday season, make an effort be fully present and in the moment with them. You can accomplish this by doing these things:
- Put away your phone. Be sure you are paying more attention to those who are right in front of you and the memories you are creating with them, rather than looking at the photos of other people’s celebrations on social media.
- Have conversations. Don’t just be there with you family. Talk to them. Ask about their life the past year and what they are planning to do in the new year.
- Play games. Playing fun holiday games with your family will help you be more present and also create some lasting memories, especially with children.
Goal: Set a goal of leaving your phone in your pocket or purse at family gatherings or events.
Practice intentional gratitude.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in all of the things we want during the holidays and forget about all of the things we already have. This year, let’s make a conscious effort to focus on gratitude. Whether it’s being grateful for our health, our families, our homes, or anything else, expressing gratitude is a great way to boost our moods and reframe our perspectives. Set a goal to find all of the things you are thankful for in your family gatherings.
Goal: Find and write down five things you are thankful for about each gathering or event you attend. Take it further by writing down things you are thankful for about each family member or friend you will come in contact with.
Make meaningful connections.
The holidays are a great time to reconnect with distant family members and friends. But instead of just making small talk, try to have conversations that will leave a lasting impression. Ask questions about their lives, share stories about your own life, and really listen to what they have to say. These conversations will not only make the holiday more enjoyable for you but they’ll also create stronger bonds between you and your loved ones.
Goal: Have a conversation with at least one new person or a person you don’t usually connect with at every event.
Give more than you receive.
The holidays are often thought of as a time when we receive gifts from others but they’re also a great time to give back. This year, see if you can volunteer your time or donate items to those less fortunate than you. Not only will this act of kindness make someone else’s holiday season brighter but it will also make you feel good about yourself. There is a certain satisfaction that comes with giving. Giving proves to our brain that we are generous people.
Goal: Find ways to give and serve others this holiday season. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, adopt a child or family for Christmas, or give to a ministry.
Set healthy boundaries.
With so many social obligations during the holidays, it’s easy to wear ourselves thin both mentally and physically. But this year let’s try something different! Instead of saying yes to every invitation or every request, learn to set healthy boundaries and only commit to what you know you can handle without overextending yourself. Your loved ones will understand and you’ll be thankful you did it later!
Goal: Decide ahead of time on a number of events you will attend, then stick to that commitment. Use the time you created to do some type of self care.
Say no to comparison.
Comparison is the thief of joy. Have you heard that saying? It really is true! Resist the urge to compare yourself, your home, and your holiday events to those of others. Social media can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family but it can also be a breeding ground for comparison and envy. This holiday season instead of scrolling through your feed and comparing your life to others’, focus on enjoying your own holiday experiences and creating lasting memories with those you love most.
Goal: After each event or gathering, or when you decorate, list all of the things you love about that event, meal, or decorations. When you are tempted to compare, find all the things you love about the thing you are comparing.
Create nourishing traditions.
One of the best things about being a mom is getting to create new traditions for your family! So whether it’s something as simple as baking cookies together or taking a festive family photo, take some time this holiday season to start traditions that are nourishing for you and your family. Start traditions that help you accomplish the above goals like making connections and being present. Some nourishing traditions might include:
- Family Christmas Movie Night in Pajamas
- A Holiday Shopping Date Night with Your Husband
- Make Ahead Meals for Christmas Morning
- Going Christmas Caroling
- Visiting a Holiday Lights Display
By focusing on these mindset goals ,you’re guaranteed to have a more joyful , stress-free holiday season that you’ll remember fondly for years to come ! Conventionally moms are known as caretakers ,and while that may be one aspect of who we are ,it ‘s important not forget about taking care of ourselves too ! So go ahead treat yourself this holiday season by following these tips ! You deserve it
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