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The energy levels are low, and dread has replaced dreams. So how do you bring back the thrill in your holiday season? Realize you may not be able to participate at previous levels, but don't give up on all activities of the season. Adjusting expectations, and explaining your situation to family, friend, or co-workers, can allow the freedom to rest, but also allow you to be a participant in the some of the holiday cheer!
First, set amount of time you are able to function at a comfortable level, and enjoy the company of others without becoming to "grumpy" due to pain. Sometimes over staying until one becomes miserable can change our personalities to one of grumpiness, instead of fun. So don't be concerned about being polite to your deteriment.
Contrary to belief, "No" is not a bad word. It's a word of protection and care. Change perception of this word to take full advantage of it's value. Remember, there will normally be other times to visit and chat when you are feeling better. Giving your best during this holiday season is what counts. You are valued during the holidays, but also every day. Our next episode, "You & Holidays" on "Talking About You with ESTRA" will share more ideas. Stay tune this Saturday at 11 a.m. PST on Blog Talk Radio or listen to archived programs on radio right here!
Let's bring joy to this season by getting all we can give and receive regardles of our physical or emotional condition. Here are a few more links to start your transformation. Remember, I am here for you. Come Talk. Come Listen. @ESTRAsRadioShow.
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