Happy Holidays are Up to You!

The holiday season is upon us!

 

Um, did you feel any dread when you read that?

 

I used to. There are lots of reasons why some people despair or dread the holidays. First, it may feel overwhelming to think about the “extra work” that preparations will require. There’s shopping, and cooking, and wrapping, and cleaning the house for the obligatory get togethers.

 

It’s easy to get caught up in the consumption part of the holidays and overspend. Sometimes this happens because you think that having this, that, or thus and such will guarantee certain outcomes and memories that you hope to create.

 

For many people, though, the holidays evoke memories of sad things, and if you have a series of sad holidays in a row, it’s easy to think that holiday happiness is for other people – not you.

 

I say, “Pshaw!”

If you are an adult, you are responsible for creating and allowing your own happiness.

 

Remember, “You are your own problem.” This is actually really great news because “You are your own solution” is also true!

Every day this week I’m going to post part of a Holiday Enjoyment Plan to help you find ways to enjoy the coming weeks and mayhaps even bring some joy to others.

 

Your first assignment though, is to take a quick look at my post, Victim? Or, Volunteer?span>

 

Love, Jennifer

Photo: Flickr, aussiegall

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2 Responses to Happy Holidays are Up to You!

  1. Katrina says:

    Hmm interesting….I guess here we don’t have a holiday season as such to celebrate, apart form Xmas day…..but then with our family spread around the world there is no big get together…..and to be honest my in-laws have made it kind of hard to be able to do anything as they demand things be done their way or they just sulk then run around telling everyone how we are such horrible people. This year I think I might take control, it will happen the way I want it to happen, if they choose not to participate that is their problem.
    Must be fun to have quite a few things that become celebrations in other parts of the world

    • Jenny says:

      Hi, there. I hope that you will find small ways to make the memories you want. I know it can be tricky. I’m pulling for you! J

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