7 WAYS TO GET TO CHRISTMAS
WITHOUT A MELTDOWN
By Carey Nieuwhof
We all know Christmas creates incredible pressure, and it can cause your family to suffer under the weight of expectation. How do you fix that? I'm learning, year by year, what I need to do to make sure the prep for Christmas doesn't kill Christmas.
Here's are some holiday tips for a more peaceful holiday:
1. Create realistic expectations. If the secret to happiness is low expectations, then set realistic expectations for the holidays. Take your expectations and cut them in half. You might find some joy in the process.
2. Set a reasonable pace. When I was in school, my last exam would finish on December 23rd. I'd have 24 hours to get everything ready. I'd run into Christmas exhausted. Now, theoretically, I could start preparing in July, but I still tend to leave it too late. A sustainable pace creates a sustainable peace . . .
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