Can you believe it’s already December? I love the holidays but, let’s be honest, it also can be really stressful and emotional time.
I felt the need to address an epidemic that seems to grow stronger and more vicious during the winter months. I’m not talking about the flu, though I’d argue the effects are just as detrimental on the health of women around the globe.
I’m talking about the spirit Grinch that turns so many of us from Ms. Holly Jolly to Ho-Ho-Horrible over the holidays—GUILT.
Though the struggle is real all year long, it comes to an ugly head as obligations and expectations soar during the “happiest time of the year.”
Here are some ideas for how to bring a little more comfort & joy (and way less guilt) to your holiday season:
If you’re not into cooking:
Last but not least:
Say NO to anything optional that doesn’t bring you joy.
Yes, that may include disappointing some people and that’s okay. You matter, too.
You may love cooking, decorating, and shopping on top of everything else you do—you may be in the camp that finds it therapeutic. But if you don’t, you shouldn’t feel guilty about it.
Ditch the guilt and your holiday to-do list (and attitude) will suddenly look a whole lot nicer.
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