By Kate Bennett, PsyD
The holidays are notorious for packed schedules, frantic shoppers, and anxious party-goers as people attempt to create the "perfect" image of holiday joy. Rather than overwhelm your schedules with busyness and the pursuit of perfection (Let's be honest, perfectionism is criticism in disguise. In order to be perfect, you constantly evaluate what is imperfect about yourself and your life.), minimize the activities and focus on the things that matter the most to you and your family. By doing less and mindfully engaging in those things that matter most, I guarantee your holiday will be filled with more cheer than ever before.