10 Tips to Get Through the Holiday Season

The holidays can be a very stressful time for many people. Spending time with family and friends is supposed to be fun not cause pain and agony! Let’s face it nobody’s perfect and this includes you. Instead, make the decision to be thankful for the family you have because some people have none at all.

Many people “buy into” the holiday season. Each year we are bombarded with advertisements of what we should buy for our loved ones. Here’s a tip, you have a choice. You could choose not to give “traditional gifts.” You could make a donation to your mom’s favorite charity in her name. You could plant a tree in someone’s name. There’s no need to go out and buy the latest electronic equipment.

Another tip for gift giving is to concentrate on “small children.” If you have nieces and nephew, buy gifts for them. Children love Christmas and let them experience the magic of it.

10 Holiday Tips

  1. Shop early
  2. Keep your gift wrapping supplies in one place
  3. Buy for children only
  4. Make donations to charities in the names of your family and friends
  5. Keep decorating to a minimum
  6. Stick to your workout routine
  7. Get plenty of rest
  8. Do not get involved in family drama
  9. Accept people as they are; you cannot change them
  10. Accept invitations that you know you’ll attend

If you have high expectations for the holidays, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Trying to make things perfect will only make them worse. Before you know it, you’ll be so stressed out that you’ll be in no mood to celebrate the holidays. No one is perfect so just go with the flow and do the best you can.

Do not get involved in the family drama. If your aunts, uncles, and cousins do not get along, chances are they will not be getting along this year. It’s not your job to fix people. And — may be a miracle will occur and your relatives will get along. If not, who cares because it’s their issue and not yours!

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time, but people make them into a big ordeal. Be grateful for things such as time off from work and your good health. Enjoy the time you spend with family and friends as much as you can. If you live out of state, you could be grateful that you’ll be getting on a plane and leaving the drama-rama in another state or country!

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