So you just finished or are in the middle this weekend of your Thanksgiving Day celebrations.
And so it begins the holiday rush. Do you get caught up in the traditions and activities of the season and before your know it you are overcommitted and feeling stressed.
What happened to your commitment last year to make changes? I understand it is hard to change and to feel like you are disappointing family or friends, but you need to set expectations for yourself and your family so that you can reduce holiday stress. And so that you can actually enjoy the season and experience some joy and peace.
So take a pause today and ask yourself what would give you joy this year and make plans to incorporate that into your holiday plans. If you keep doing the same things you will keep getting the same results. If you are okay with that; then that is great. But if you are looking for something different from the holiday season this year…take a risk and change things up. You might be surprised…others might thank you for it.
This quote is worth sharing again…
Let me listen to me and not to them. ~ Gertrude Stein