Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Forbes Living with Ideas to Make the Holidays Easier

How to make the holidays easier? Daydream.

Tis the season to be jolly. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Stock phrases such as these tend to make those who are alone feel left out. Forbes Living shares some ideas for readers who may be alone or feeling family pressure this holiday season.

We cannot count the number of times when family members and friends of the family would ask; Why aren’t you married yet?” ‘What’s it like to live alone?” ‘Don’t you get lonely?” Nor can we count the number of times people have said “keep your chin up” when things were not going all that great. For readers who are having a hard time and visiting family this holiday season, here are some tips to make it easier.

Pack something in your luggage that makes you happy and smile. It can be small stuffed animal, a book, journal or music that suddenly makes you start dancing. Escape to it when the pressure becomes too much or the cloying questions start to feel like poison darts to the heart.

Plan an escape. You can always borrow a car if needed, and drive to a shopping mall or someplace or just park the vehicle someplace to recharge. (Note that recharge does not mean revenge. Although sometimes it’s pleasant to plan it.)

Forbes Living TV reminds readers to not over indulge in liquor or sweet and fatty foods. It is oh so easy to have another spiked eggnog with a small plate of holiday cookies. But you’ll pay for it later so why bother now?

Finally, realize that no body is perfect. Not even the sister with the thin body and lovely hair, nor the cousin with the six figure salary, nor the older parents. Everybody has issues.  Isn’t it nice to know you’re not alone?

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