Well friends it’s full swing into “that time of year…” which seems to be code for colds, expensive plane tickets to see cousins you despise and drunken mall Santa’s.
Wow-wee! What a “fun” time of the year. I never realized my parents deserved an Olympic Gold Medal for surviving the holidays until I had to help put on dinner AND do gift shopping?! What?! This is crazy pants exhausting. Now I know why they were always trying to pull that “let’s go on vacation for your gifts” business.
But wait just one second. Hold the phone Mr. Grinch. Here’s a thought: what if “that time of the year” only has to be that crazy and chaotic if you allow it to be?
Yep, that’s right my feisty friends. What if YOU are in charge of you and how you handle this insane time called Holiday Season?
Because when it comes to being our own best protector’s at Girls Fight Back, we believe that means in every aspect of our life. Of course, you need to be your own best protector on the streets and in life-threatening situations. But we also need to be our own best protector’s in less obvious situations, like time management, family “obligations” and your health.
Seriously gals and guys, if you are spreading yourself too thin, (And we know you do. Yep, we’ve got your number, Type A go-getters.) it is time to realize you’re probably useless at the work party if you show up as Scrooge. And you might as well be at home if you’re so tired you pass out during intermission at the church play.
Decide what is most important. Organize your priorities. And YOU decide, not your good friend guilt or obligation, what you have time for this holiday season. Because as much as this time of the year is about giving, it is also about giving to yourself.. and why not give yourself a break?
I assure you, everyone will survive if you take a pass on planning the class Seasonal Party. Skip the work White Elephant if you’re just not feeling it. Not up for making the traditional family fruit cake for dinner? Aunt Ethel will understand.. or get over it. Either way, the holidays should be fun, loving and enjoyable for EVERYONE.
So sit back, take an extra sip of the eggnog (the full fat kind, oh yeah) and make sure you protect yourself and your sanity this Holiday Season. You have our blessing. And the world, and even your loved ones, will thank you.
Happy Holidays to YOU, our kick ass readers!:)