No – Really!!
Try these on for size and you’ll breath a little easier this year. 😉
Rule #1 ) Stop Judging – yourself and others
You REALLY don’t want someone judging you if you are honest with yourself, so don’t judge others! Not to mention going easier on yourself/appearance/capabilities will enable you to actually enjoy your Holiday gatherings.
Rule #2 ) Laugh
You only have 2 choices – laugh or cry, and laughing hurts your head a lot less!
Rule #3 ) Reject Obligation
If you feel the need to be giving a gift out of obligation – Don’t! The recipient will “know” your insincerity, AND you are giving it for the wrong reason. It will Bless no one.
Rule #4 ) Play
Even if it is only spending an hour doing something that you enjoy, and that helps you to “decompress”. You need to balance some “down-time” for yourself with all of the demands being placed on you by everyone else, or you “will not be nice” for long.
Rule #5 ) Moderation
1 piece of chocolate cake won’t kill you, but eating a whole one by yourself will make you miserable!!!
Rule #6 ) Lighten Up!
Ask yourself – do you REALLY need to make 50 dozen cookies this year???
Rule #7 ) Humble Thyself
You are not surrounded by mind-readers, ask for help!!
Rule #8 ) Be Real!! (a.k.a. Expect the Unexpected)
Delays occur, people “forget”, things break, animals mis-behave, kids/people “act-up” – it is NOT the end of the world! It’s just a good story/Christmas memory “in the making”. 😉
Rule #9 ) Smile!
Worst case scenario is that they will think you are “up to something” – or that you have just had waaaayyy too much Eggnog!!
Rule #10 ) Buy extra batteries!
You don’t want your camera loosing power when your in-laws/outlaws are swinging from the chandeliers in their skivies!!
Breath, Relax, and Enjoy your Holidays!