Tips for Surviving the After Holiday Season!

HolidaypicMerry Christ­mas and Happy hol­i­days to you all! If you are like me you are about done with the cel­e­brat­ing, eat­ing and ready to get your life back to nor­mal. Here is a quick guide for sur­viv­ing the rest of the hol­i­day sea­son and ways to get your life back on track for the new year.

Tip Num­ber One:
Take time to breathe and relax! Even though you are busy with travel or host­ing loved ones take a minute or two to relax and focus. Even if it is just a walk around the block or lock your­self in your room for a quick break or nap. Seri­ously, some­times loved ones can bring on a lot of pres­sure and stress so tak­ing a minute to your­self to focus is essential.

Tip Num­ber Two:
Let other peo­ple share in the work and don’t carry the full load by your­self. When we play host to rel­a­tives or friends etc. it can be some­times very over­whelm­ing. So make it easy on your­self and sug­gest a potluck din­ner or maybe order your food pre­pared from your local store. This way you don’t have the pres­sure of being host, cook and enter­tainer all wrapped into one. We can’t be super­woman at all times so stop try­ing to be. Hol­i­days are to be enjoyed not so we can stress out and exhaust our­selves. Let oth­ers help you and you all do it together.

Tip Num­ber Three:
Know when to hold em and know when to fold em. Some­times we are expected to attend sev­eral hol­i­day events espe­cially if we have extended fam­i­lies or fam­i­lies with divorced par­ents etc. So this can be a very com­pli­cated sit­u­a­tion and hurt feel­ings can come up if you do not tread lightly. So make a plan to see who you can when you can and only com­mit to those that you can see. If you find that you are com­mit­ted to see­ing fam­ily mem­bers that maybe you are not com­pat­i­ble with you can make pre­arranged plans with time limits.

Mean­ing learn to be gra­cious, make appear­ances and then have “plans” lined up so you can leave at a cer­tain time. This sounds harsh but really it does help in keep­ing things on a pleas­ant level. Learn to not over com­mit your­self and get stuck in uncom­fort­able fam­ily situations.

Tip Num­ber Four:
Keep every­thing in per­spec­tive and don’t get overly sen­si­tive or upset with com­ments or actions of loved ones. For some rea­son hol­i­days have a way of bring­ing out the worst and the best in our loved ones. None of us are per­fect and some­times hurt feel­ings and mis­com­mu­ni­ca­tions run deep. Learn to find the good in all and think before you speak. The best part is to remem­ber that hol­i­days only hap­pen a few times a year!

Happy New Year may you all enjoy your hol­i­day sea­son with love and happiness!

Pure­god­dess University




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Michelle Norman is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Puregoddess University. She is also the owner of Puregoddess a women's brand that features clothing, accessories and makeup.

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