December Thoughts

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All of a sudden It’s December. How did this happen?

We all know what’s coming up, or looming (for some of us). While I do enjoy this time of year, historically it has been incredibly stressful between my work schedule, planning gatherings with friends and family, shopping for presents and getting the house ready for the holidays.

With all the pressure that is associated with the short 4 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, I’m committed this year to take some time just for myself to relax and recharge, even if they are small moments here and there. Stopping for a coffee on my way to work; going out for dessert on a Tuesday night, just because. Treating myself to new wool mittens (I swear, I lose a pair every year) and evening walks with Joe. And, yoga. Lots of yoga.

Here’s a reminder to take care of yourself during this busy time of year.

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BY Kate Arends - December 7, 2015

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  1. Malorie

    December 7th, 2015 at 8:14 am

    A great reminder Kate. There’s always a lot of commercial (and internal) pressure during the holidays to have everything just right. I’m going to be mindful this year and soak in what really matters, being with loved ones…and drinking wine.

  2. Poshnessary

    December 7th, 2015 at 9:25 am

    So true. You are definitely right

    Kisses from

  3. Kaiti

    December 7th, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    So true and so important. I’ve been reading your blog for a while. I really enjoy your musings.

  4. Ashley

    December 7th, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you Kate! What kind of yoga do you do?

  5. Emma

    December 8th, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Hi Kate,

    I’ve been following you for a while and just feel that we are on the same wavelength. I feel this post to the core! I’m a high school teacher and IT’S ALL getting to me. There’s a little cafe down the street, which is where I plan on spending a couple of my planning periods each week. It’s nice to get out of my room and breathe and see real adults… not teacher/students/administrators.

    Thanks for all your content! Emma xx

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