At the risk of stating the obvious, Advent and Christmas can be a little crazy-making for pastors and other church leaders.
Some of it cannot be helped; there is usually more to do, more services to plan, more sermons to write, and more places where we are expected to be.
None of what follows is new or unknown to any of us.
DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL PRACTICES.
You cannot feed your people if you are not feeding yourself.
Every morning remind yourself… I am just not THAT important.
You do not have to do everything.
Conversely, DO NOT ISOLATE yourself.
Watch what you eat.
Finally, just have some fun. It’s Christmas!