Krisztina's Blog: Just Ignore the Frantic People
It's the week of Christmas! It has come so quickly just as it does every year, and I just wanted to remind you guys to not get sucked into the last-minute panic. Affirm to yourself that you "are calm" and that you "don't need to do anything else", well that is of course unless you really do still have shopping to do like me. If that is the case, affirm that you "will have time and will get it done". I know it seems cheesy, guys, but positive self talk is a huge tool in keeping a positive and calm attitude. And words have so much power over our moods. Run around telling yourself, "I have so much to do. I don't have enough time," and you're likely to get so stressed and exhausted that you probably won't have time. When it's down to the wire, you simply have to assess what your priorities are and what you actually do have time for. Then forget about the rest! Who cares?! If my kids don't get to make both sugar cookies and a gingerbread house this week, are they going to be disappointed? No. Is it going to ruin Christmas? No! But what will ruin it for me and my family is if I'm running around like a crazy person all stressed out and complaining about the things I don't have time for.
Related: How to Handle Holiday Stress