I made the decision to stop my sewing earlier this year to allow myself more time to do some things I love to do around the house like the wreath making and other decorating. The last few years I've worked on my sewing too close to Christmas and then would make a mad dash to try to do everything in time. Inevitably some things would not get done and I would end up so frustrated. So this year I decided to make some changes and I've really enjoyed having the time to do things without having to rush so.
I'm not through yet, there's plenty more to do but at least it's enjoyable and doesn't feel like such a burden or chore. I think that's been a problem for so many of us, trying to live up to everyone's expectations (including our own) and getting so upset when things don't fall into place like we want.
So I'm glad I made the decision to stop my sewing and take the time to enjoy the season. I'm finding it's bringing the happiness and excitement back and after all, isn't that what this season should feel like?