These questions are in no particular oder of importance, however I think if you take time to address each one, this season will go much better. This is a challenge I am taking on for myself as well:

Is there a team mate, coworker or boss you can help to ease the burden of the season?
Are their things you could be doing now to ease your transition into the New Year?
Are their things you need to let go of during this busy season?
What are you doing to refresh the story of Jesus’ Birth? -The story will never change, but will you change how you tell it?
Are you giving students the present of your presence this Christmas season?
Are you giving your family the present of your full and undivided presences this Christmas Season?
What are you doing to stay healthy during this season?
How do you plan on debriefing after Christmas?
How can you incorporate your spiritual life around your family traditions this season?
How much time have you actually devoted to God during this busy time?
Kyle Corbin has been serving youth as a volunteer or pastor for over 10 years and blogs exclusively here on He is currently the youth pastor at the Bridge Church in North Vancouver B.C. Hit him up on Twitter @CorbinKyle