Monday, December 12, 2011

Tis the Season

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I presently have four lists in my back pocket, six in my pocketbook, two in my coat, three on the kitchen island and an unknown amount on or near my desk.

I have a rule about the holiday season; If it makes me stressed out, I don't do it.

Freaking out over money, gifts, relatives and food ruins the whole deal for me.

This is not to say that I don't ever stress about those things. When I start to (or after I have already lost it), I stop what I am doing.

I ask myself if this is something I really want to do.

If the answer is "no" I cut it out (baking anything, for example).

If the answer is "yes", then I stop complaining and figure out how to do it in a joyful way (ask someone else to bake or buy baked goods, for example).

Sounds like I am just tricking myself into having a Merry Christmas?

Correct.

The mind trick and the lists, works every time.

7 comments:

sdillondesign said...

i promised myself, no stress this holiday season! it did mean cutting out some traditions but it is working so far!

Nice illo!

LAConley said...

Very clever! I love it, and your style is perfect for your idea!

SL Vitale said...

Ah! Creative take on this prompt!

Anne said...

Very good! Really like your style and I refuse to stress about Christmas, too!

Marie Alice said...

Great lines !

Marcella said...

love the sense of motion contrasted with the lonely glove left behind...also reminds me that I still have Tracy's gloves from Halloween...

atlanticmo said...

Thank you everyone. Keep smiling :)