Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas Stress

I tend to get hyper organized around Christmas (a time of year which stresses me out like no other) and usually book a few days off work at the start of the month to decorate the house, address all my holiday cards, go shopping in the middle of the day on a Thursday in the hope that that will somehow make it less stressful, wrap all my gifts, and make a trip to the post office to ship various presents to various places. This was worn on the day I went shopping (I’d been living in sweats for the two previous days as I literally worked from 9 am to 5 pm to get all the decorations set up and all the holiday cards done) … I was tired, frustrated, and cranky (basically a real treat to be around for my helpmeet, who also took the day off work so we could double team on the shopping). Does anyone else get a bit stressed at Christmas?

leggings: ASOS / tank: Old Navy / boots: Aldo / cardigan: ModCloth / necklace: Stella and Dot


Cee said...

After spending four plus years working in retail, I decided quite firmly in my early twenties that I would never participate in any Christmas activities that I found stressful. So I don't. I don't bother with holiday cards. Some years I decorate, most I just don't bother. I buy all my gifts online. I'm aware it's not very festive, but it's what works for me - while everyone around me is frantic at this time of year, my life just goes on :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Loving the green, very on-theme for Christmas shopping!
I actually don't get too stressed around the holidays, but that's because I don't have many people to shop for and don't host get togethers, haha

Mica said...

Your green cardi is nice and festive, although not overly so! I like the idea of taking time off to get everything done for Christmas! I start shopping anytime from June, depending on when I have days off or the kids are with family, taking advantage of any time I am without them to get everything they need, haha! I'm all sorted for Christmas, everything wrapped and bought now - cards went out a little late but hopefully they get to everyone on time!

Hope that you're having a great weekend :) We went to our last Christmas party for the season yesterday, it was a lot of fun!

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