What I love the most about the holiday season is the warm embrace that we give each other. Strangers become friendlier, mean folk smile a little, clearance racks thrive, the unpopular, but cool friends and family members reappear in-person, the innovation and tradition of neighbors are showcased through their homemade treats and DIY holiday decorations, offfice parties TURN UP! I love this time of year! Well... I did. Lately, I’ve become not so much as cold, but distant and not so much as grinch-like, but over the holiday season.
It could be that my birthday is on Christmas and I've had like 5 quarter life-crisises this year alone or that this season can easily put you "in the red". All I know is that the season for me hasn't been the same. So, I'm putting an end to that! The following list highlights a few ways to remix your holiday season and make it that much better, again.
1. Pre-draft your Holiday text messages
BEFORE the actual Holiday.
2. Don't buy it, write it.
3. But if you do buy, get your loved
ones magazine subscriptions for a
4. Actually wear an ugly sweater
to an Ugly Sweater Party. Being
different is great and all, but
sometimes following the directions
works in your favor.
5. Single (or not)? Crash a few
holiday parties. Never empty handed,
though...unless you got it like that!
P.S.- If you're invited to a Holiday function,
go to it!
6. Buy yourself that domain for that
business you keep on the backburner.
Baby steps are still steps in the right
direction and many times "slow and
steady" wins the race. In the words of
Pops, "Always forward!"
7. Single, again (or not)? Consider
adopting a pet. Never thought I'd be
co-parenting a cat so soon, but it
8. Grab a few friends (there should be
at least one that can hold a tune), a few
hot toddies (or whatever floats your boat), and
9. Turn your Leftovers into Giveovers.
We waste so much food!