Several people have contacted me asking about handling stress and keeping the joy in Christmas. My first thought was that it sounds like a tall order, but if we approach this like anything else it should be doable. Priorities. So many times we get the ideal Christmas picture in our mind and over commit, when we can’t do it all make it all or buy it all guilt sets in. Let begin with priorities. What are your real priorities for this Christmas. Are they realistic? Do they include some time for you ?
I have heard from friends and clients that their priorities are different this year. With Corona they want to be safe but would like a good Holiday. Is there a way to do both?
Yes. Being creative is a good idea. Plan different ways to celebrate. Connect with family and friends in new ways. We sent out cards this year. And visited elderly neighbors (social distancing of course). We did some gift exchanges with neighbors. We came up with a list of things we CAN do, instead of thinking of things we cannot do.
If you are new to Wisdo, welcome. Feel free to just say hello. This is a safe and friendly place to be. To stay safe and still share celebrations my family plans to face time each other. One group of younger, but legal, cousins is planning a zoom cocktail hour sharing their favorite holiday cocktail. Something that ordinarily they wouldn’t do. Any ideas for this kind of get together ?
Oh a cocktail hour sounds great!! I’ll have a lemon drop martini please! 🍸
I’d like to close out the hour with a quote. “ “Be realistic with your expectations. I'd really like to cuddle a unicorn, but it aint going to happen.” India Knight
I love this quote!