Shopping, traveling, shopping some more, holiday parties, shopping,
holiday dinners, visiting relatives, decorating, shopping …
Feeling the stress? You’re not alone.
What’s billed as the happiest time of the year often becomes the most stressful. It’s a season filled with long lines at department stores, even longer lines at the airport; gifts to buy, but no money to pay for them; cookies to bake and halls to deck, but no time to do it; a wish for peace and goodwill, but headlines that say the opposite.
So what’s a consumer to do? Give yourself a break.
Take 10 and do something just for you.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
• Sing! In the shower, in the car, at your church.
• Do a little dance! It’s aerobic and fun – need I say more?
• List 10 things you’re grateful for – and then revisit the list when tension starts to build.
• Go for a walk, even if just around the block.
• Visit a park and ride the swings, go down the slide.
• Watch a lighthearted movie, or even cartoons.
• Play with Fido or Princess. • Get rid of clutter at home and the office.
• Go ahead and bake those cookies!
• Always check out a business with the BBB before making a purchase.