Shopping can put your body and brain into doing major overtime! Your energy level is depleted. You could use a full day at a "Day Spa". I know that I could! Oh, but you spent all your extra cash on gifts, food, and those monthly bills, didn't you? So, you find relief in attending a Christmas concert or watching "It's a Wonderful Life" on the Family Channel. = ) We are reminded once again that "no man is a failure who has friends"!!! Your feelings of holiday stress have nearly vanished as you appreciate the little things once again.
It's so easy for us to let these holiday pressures put our brain into hyperdrive. We don't have to let our heart race or put our stomach in a knot. There's nothing worse than the feeling of being overwhelmed with it all. We get this feeling that we "have to do it" and in reality, there might just be a couple of things that we really have to do. And the other things, can be assigned out or just not done. Ask a family member for some help with the decorations and delegate out part of the Christmas dinner. There are always answers to bringing it all together. You don't have to do it all by yourself! In the end, it isn't the lights and decorations. It isn't the gifts. It's being together with family and friends if you are able. And it is about giving your time and talents to help another person not as well off as you. It's time for all of us to have an attitude of gratitude. If you are unable to get out to a homeless shelter, donate clothes and cans of food this holiday season. Because that is what brings true happiness. And I promise, your burdens will be lightened and your heart will be filled with joy. And that is no holiday brain cramp. = )