Don’t forget while you are rushing around this time of year baking, shopping, wrapping, shipping, and secreting away very special items to take time to do something comforting for yourself. Stop for a cup of something refreshing when you are out running errands.
Make up your own playlist of favorite holiday movies and watch them during your wrapping sessions. One of my favorites is The Bishop’s Wife with Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. Of course, there is also the standard Miracle on 34th Street with Marueen O’Hara and little Natalie Wood. Be sure you take stretch breaks while you are wrapping. Getting caught up in all those colorful papers and ribbons is wonderful, but you need to pay attention to your health.
Tap into your creativity and keep things simple. Write a heartfelt letter instead of hunting for the latest gadget. Limit your shopping trips to only a couple of hours. By all means use every time-saving option you have available to you. Order on-line, create gift certificates for future experience on your computer (promises to make a special dinner, pizza & movie night, attending plays/concerts in the park, take-a-hike date, ___________ insert your favorite activity that gives you joy and hasn’t been happening in your life for far too long).
Think sprint, not marathon…and wear comfortable shoes! See you somewhere in line!
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