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A busy holiday season and how I set myself up for failure


After Halloween, I wrote a long list of all the creative things I wanted to accomplish before Christmas. I wanted to make paintings as gifts, do Christmas crafts, and on and on.

I thought with Christmas two months off, there was plenty of time. I was so wrong. The list was totally unrealistic. My life is pretty busy already with three kids, a husband, my own business, running, etc. During the holiday season things obviously get busier with parties, trips to the city, decorating, shopping, baking, etc. 

It’s important for me to recognize the reason why I failed to get these additional things done. Because my first instinct is to feel bad about it. When I realize there wasn’t time I feel better. It’s why most people who create for Christmas (professionally) start in July. 

I will try that this Summer, if I can get into the holiday spirit. I’ll also try to be more realistic and plan ahead – way ahead!

Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

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8 thoughts on “A busy holiday season and how I set myself up for failure

  1. Thank you for sharing your discoveries here. I can so relate! πŸ˜‰ Your picture is so pretty! LoVe the color of your berries! πŸ’–πŸ’•

  2. Beautiful Eileen! Thanks for sharing your Christmas thoughts. Just go with what feels right for you!!

  3. don’t be too hard on yourself Eileen and cherish the moments! There is always another day…. πŸ™‚

  4. Hugs, take time to smell the roses – ahem, holly! xo Berry Merry rest of 2015 and a productive 2016 xo planning ahead!

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