Surviving The Holidays

Hello world,

Merry Christmas! Whether you believe in Christmas,
Christmas shopping, Hannukah, Kwanza, or
Santa Claus, we are entering a two-week stretch of parties, get-to-gethers, gift giving and fun. The holidays are here. For me, it’s all about Christmas. I celebrate Christmas and so I will say, “Merry Christmas.”

Now, how do you survive the office parties, the family gatherings, the crowds, the opportunities to over eat, the sadness if you have no family or friends, of if you lost a loved one? I’m glad you asked.

  • Be thankful you are alive. Thankfulness will get you thinking the right thoughts and then you can take it from there.
  • Be content with what you have.Do not try to keep pace with anyone but you. If you don’t have the money to shop at Bergdorf Goodman, go to Macy’s or Sears or JC Penny and you will find sales within your budget.
  • Be yourself.When you go to the holiday parties, just be yourself. If you are not the type to drink and get loud, don’t do it. Don’t talk too much. The party is not the place to voice your dissatisfaction with the company. Walls have ears. Don’t join in any gossip.
  • Stay calm. Your ability to keep a cool head inspite of the noise and confusion especially in the shopping malls will go a long way. Just stay focused on what you are doing.
  • Eat before you go shopping. Going shopping on an empty stomach is not good. You’ll be irritated and you’ll end up eating everything in sight. Food courts are usually crowded and your patience will just run out.
  • Eat before going to the party. Why? Because if you go hungry you are going to cut and swallow and eat everything in sight and the impression on your boss and co-workers will not be good.
  • Those were just a few things to bear in mind during this holiday season. You can add more by commenting below.

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