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Taking the edge off of holiday stress

posted Dec 18, 2017, 12:51 PM by Ann Lee
From Dr. Eliza Klearman:
"There are so many things you CAN do to make yourself stressed during this season.  The bottom line is to choose what is really making you happy.

Do what you enjoy doing.  Without thinking about what anybody else wants or needs from you.  Choose to do those things that serve you.  Think of yourself and what you love to do- not your kids who love the elf or family that needs the big fancy meal or coworkers that love your homemade fudge.  When we put others first and try to make everyone else happy, we end up making ourselves pretty miserable.

Putting yourself first is an important skill to learn.  Not only does it make you happier, but it also allows for you to free up your time for things that are much more important.  When you don't have to make homemade gifts for your loved ones, you have time to actually spend with them, and that is the most precious, memorable gift of the season."

A great perspective for the season, but could be applied to the whole year!
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