Managing the Holiday Stress as a Busy Mom

A Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 381

Are you a busy mom who is stressed out about the holiday season? In this crossover episode between the No Guilt Mom and the Purpose Driven Mom podcasts, hosts Cara Harvey and Joann Crohn chat about managing holiday stress. 

Unrealistic Expectations

Most can agree that the holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. There is so much to plan and buy and many people struggle to keep things together. Cara and Joann talk about how many moms get overwhelmed with doing so many things and feeling pressure to deliver the perfect holiday season for their families. 

Social media also provides an unrealistic idea of what the holidays need to be, many moms feel the need to overspend and overdo the holidays in order to show off for others. Most times, doing this is more for followers than it is for the family.

Holiday Tips

Joann and Cara share some tips for making the holiday season easier for busy moms. The first tip is pre-planning. Proactively planning out how the holiday season is going to look makes everything so much easier. Plan out the dinners, parties, school activities, and gifts. This also allows you to budget so you don’t overspend.

Since the holiday season is busy with planning, most times people leave out time for themselves and their partners. Joann shares the importance of prioritizing yourself now and again and adding time back to the calendar to make it happen. This could be taking a relaxing bath or a date night with your significant other. The best thing is to plan activities in advance while also planning for the holidays so you can see where you have scheduled time to do something fun or relaxing.

It is completely fine to not do everything during the holiday season. Talk to your partner about sharing tasks and responsibilities, so you can enjoy the time. It is hard to enjoy the season if you are too wrapped up in doing everything alone and trying to make it perfect.

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Episode Highlights:

3:36 The societal expectations placed on moms during the holiday season

11:25 The importance of pre-planning and making a list of tasks for the upcoming months

18:41 The benefits of planning in advance for holiday activities

20:15 Moms don’t have to do everything during the holiday season

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