And away we go! They are here again! The holidays have arrived and the daily demands of time, money and resources begin. These little thoughts, nudges and whispers are for you, not for your kids, your spouse or your family. Simply for you, and you alone. These aren’t tips for how to cook, what to buy, what to wear, what to give or where to go. Now let’s just put it out there, many people (and I mean many) do not like the holidays. Period. Yet the truth is, it really doesn’t matter if you like the holidays or not – they are here and just by virtue of time moving along, you have to cope and manage. Crazy Aunt Toots and your demanding mother-in-law are going to show up no matter how you feel. So let’s focus on you and look at some ideas to help you manage your feelings and get through these days.
Holidays by definition traditionally include the Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years Day celebrations. But we all get together with loved ones, no matter what our spiritual beliefs. I’m not agnostic or diagnostic – I would never tell you who to worship or what to believe or what holidays are important to celebrate. So let’s just put it out there, these tips will help you no matter what your belief system is, as we all have family, relatives and occasions to celebrate.