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The countdown for Christmas has begun and I am already feeling a little bit of Christmas tension. In order to stick to our motto, I have created a list of things I am going to do these last few weeks before the end of the year to truly “Enjoy more. Stress less.”
Putting Myself First
I will be putting myself first. Now, I am not talking about putting myself first for everything. But I am going to make sure I wake up early enough to get a little time to read scriptures/pray/meditate alone without anyone to interrupt me and then I will make sure that I get at least 1 10-20 minutes of exercise a day (probably a walk with my youngest in the stroller). It seems like I have been running non stop since mid October and I have put myself on the back burner. I have learned from my weightloss journey this summer that when I take a little time for myself in the morning, it goes a long way with my attitude and ability to do other things for my family.
With 2 kiddos now in school and with after school sports, we simply don’t have a lot of time to do every tradition we have added over the years. So this year I am picking 1 or 2 traditions to really focus on and do well. For instance, the kids really want to do their Magic Elf, so our advent this year is a really simple paper countdown chain. It allows us to do fun activities (see next item) when time allows and releases me of the pressure to do daily activities.
Taking Time to Have Fun
Just because I am simplifying doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun. I have been taking a few extra minutes on the way home from activities to through a different street or neighborhood so we can see the lights or we sing our own Christmas Carols instead of using the radio. If we have a little more time in the evening, I like to attempt an activity from our holiday craft list. I know once school is out we will have more time for fun, but a little now goes a long way.
Taking Advantage of Online Shopping
Finding time to go shopping for gifts without 3 kiddos is rough, so online shopping has been a great friend. I feel like I have saved money and a ton of time too because I do not buy a lot of extras or get sidetracked looking through isles for hours. It’s so nice to have everything delivered to my door!
Looking for Great Deals
And of course, I am always on the lookout for a great deal! A lot of companies are still offering great deals before Christmas and it is a perfect time to take advantage, especially for items I have already been saving up for. For example, AT&T has some awesome holiday promotions going on. Check them out:
- Switch to AT&T and receive a $150 bill credit for wireless customers who add a smartphone with AT&T Next
- Buy 2 tech accessories (speakers, chargers, fitness trackers, cases, etc.) save 10%
- Buy 3 tech accessories save 20%
- Get up to $300 in credit when you trade in your current iPhone for a new one
- Get the Samsung Tab 4 8.0 for $0.99 with the purchase of the Samsung Alpha on AT&T Next*
- Get the LG G Pad 7.0 for just $0.99 with the purchase of any smartphone on AT&T Next*
- * Smartphone requires purchase via 2-yr wireless agreement or AT&T NextSM installment agreement and qualifying service activation. Tablet requires purchase via 2-yr wireless agreement and qualifying service activation. See bundle requirements.
AT&T has more than 20 stores across the Valley. You can find the one near you by visiting www.att.com/storelocator.
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