Obviously, the Holiday Season presents challenges to all of us. It is important to see friends and family. The gatherings, celebrations and “feasts” are part of our traditions. It’s the time of year we spend more on food, gifts, travel and more. So, how do we keep it all in perspective? And, hold onto our own sanity?
First, remember we have control of our decisions. The answer “no” is totally acceptable, even at this time of the year. In fact, it is probably more important during the Holiday Season, because it keeps us from becoming “over-book” with events and responsibilities.
Second, decide on our priorities. What is the most important events and responsibilities for us to accomplish? After that, we can look at the rest, and decide what can and cannot be done.
Third, always remember that our decisions are controlled by us. This is especially important during the Holidays, because we still have our busy lives to lead and are adding more activities to it. Feeling over-whelmed? Then, we have lost control of our decisions, and are trying to please everyone else.
Fourth, remember to take time for one’s self. Without time for ourselves, it is easy to lose perspective of our lives. This time could be five minutes a day in a quiet place to collect one’s thoughts, an hour at the gym or reading a book. It’s time without others demanding attention.
Fifth, keep a positive attitude.
Love & Light to All. . .Karen