Each of us has our own emotional responses towards the holidays — for me, the holidays are both exhilarating and exhausting. The dancing of the Christmas lights and the beauty of a well-decorated tree exhilarate me, yet the actual decorating is exhausting. It is just one more thing to add to the busyness of the season. Then you add in the family gatherings, company parties, children’s holiday concerts and plays, gift giving and the shorter daylight hours. One can get a little frazzled.
Without copious amounts of sunshine to recharge our batteries, we need to be extra diligent in our self-care. I don’t know about you, but when I don’t make the time to care for myself, I end up sick, depleted and no use to anyone.
What better day than the day after Thanksgiving to get in some well-deserved recuperation time.
Yes, I know, for many, this is a day of frantic Black Friday shopping. I am challenging you to do something different this year.
If you are totally jazzed about fighting crowds, searching for a parking space for 20 minutes and waiting in line for hours, then do it. But, if you are not 100 percent jazzed about Black Friday shopping, check out some of the suggestions below. You can create a ritual of your own that does not require death-defying acrobatics to get to the last Tickle Me Elmo — or whatever the newest gadget is.
Below are the activities from which special memories are spawned.
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