This is a month more than any other where much is asked of us. Between work and family obligations, parties, shopping and food it can be overwhelming. Let me tell you a not so secret, it is fine to say NO.
No to that party.
No to the request for 200 cookies.
No to a gift exchange.
Saying NO doesn’t mean that you don’t care. Taking on more than you can handle because of feeling those expectations thrust upon you is nothing more than a disservice to yourself.
Say YES to those things you truly have a heart for. Say YES to what brings you joy. Say YES to what serves your family and lifestyle best.