Okay, the holidays are upon us and if you’re like the rest of the human race, you are either in mid-holiday panic or a relaxed state of peace (which means your shopping is done, decorations are up, and your Christmas cards are in the mail–and I officially dislike you…LOL!) If you need some tips to help you de-stress, here are some tips excerpted from the Today Show’s week-long “Real Simple Holidays” series:
- Let go of perfection
- Roll with the punches
- Embrace the moment
- Do something for someone else
- Start a new tradition
Here’s a snippet from the article on the Today Show site:
Let go of perfection
Think “easy” … smart people make things complicated. Look for the shortest route to getting anything done and let go of doing things perfectly. Involve as many people as you can, especially your children, in decorating the tree, cooking Christmas dinner, serving food and wrapping gifts. It will make them feel wonderful. When our oldest daughter, Kate, was very small I asked her to help decorate the tree. She hung up all sorts of ornaments and garland — but all on one side. We were having a big party and I debated for about one minute whether I should sort of balance things out to make the tree look better. Of course, I decided to go with an imperfect tree and a delighted little girl who’d helped decorate it. I remember her pointing out the part of the tree she’d decorated to a little pal with great pride. And I remember that tree better than I remember all the others that came before and after it.
It’s really not perfection that delights us; it’s what’s real and honest. And it’s tough being around martyrs. We all know those women who completely exhaust themselves doing everything perfectly and never have fun at their own parties and neither do we.
You can check the rest of the article here. So relax…and actually enjoy your holiday…
Keep it strictly stylish!