Buy myself a gift. Shh. Don’t tell anyone. But I always stumble upon something I want for myself while I’m shopping. Rather than try to tell my husband about it and know he won’t get there in time to buy it before it’s gone, I buy it for myself. It’s never anything expensive, but it’s always something that I wouldn’t normally buy for myself. This year, I picked up a glass tree decorated with gold for my tree collection. 12 Ways To Love Yourself First
If I do it, I do it well. If I’m going to make time to do things like decorating, wrapping or baking, I give it my all so that the results are worth the time I put in. If I don’t, the lopsided tree, crinkled edges of gift wrap or messy cookies will bother me all holiday season long.
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Don’t do the math. Adding up the cost of the holidays like Luther Crank in the wonderful book Skipping Christmas (made into the movie Christmas with the Kranks) doesn’t clarify anything. I don’t need to know how much it all costs. I shop wisely and frugally and deal with the bills without obsessing over it.
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Find time to enjoy the important things. It’s so easy to lose sight of what really matters amidst the holiday craziness, so I direct myself to be grateful for my loving husband, beautiful children and warm family. They are what make the holidays bearable and fun. Forget Shopping And Celebrate What Matters