When you’ve got company coming for the holidays, it’s common to feel a little frantic. All of those projects you’ve put off, those bits of clutter you haven’t taken care of – they all suddenly come rushing to your attention… Every speck of dust or smudgy window is a reason to feel self conscious about your home…
It’s kind of silly that we let ourselves get so worked up about it, and that we assume the people coming over – likely our friends and family – are going to judge us over the condition of the house.
Still, it’s understandable to want to have everything in order for visitors, and to make your guests feel comfortable in your home. Taken to the extreme, though, it can create more stress than necessary, and prevent you from actually enjoying the company of your guests!
Check out this hysterical video about the pressures we feel with company on the way. It’s definitely a little extreme, but we can all identify with those frantic feelings – and frankly, an unrealistic ideal of how “put together” the house should be for guests.
If you’re pulling your hair out to get ready for company, pause and reflect for moment. Are you giving yourself undue stress? Are you making too big a deal out of the small stuff? Are you even going to let yourself enjoy the holiday visit?
Maybe the absurdity of this video will help you laugh at yourself a little, and act as a reminder that you don’t have to be perfect!
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Dr. Dana Fillmore and Amy Barnhart, co-Founders, StrongMarriageNow.com