So excited to share my first article with Live Happy Magazine! In it, I share ways to drop all-or-nothing perfectionistic approach to the holidays that causes stress.
- Focus on the positive: Even when family is driving you crazy, take a deep breath and identify at least one thing you are grateful for about that person. And, no, “Aunt Edna isn’t that crazy” doesn’t count.
- Stay healthy: Sure, you may be crunched for time, so an hour at the gym is not possible. But how about doing some squat while you are on the phone? Or take 5 deep breaths if a 20-minute meditation is out of the question.
- Give meaningfully: A thoughtful photo album (created on line) or even a single photo is more meaningful than a gazillion dollar gift. It is not about the cost, but rather the love and emotions a gift brings.
Read more on the Live Happy website
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