More enjoyment tips
Quit watching TV
If the commercialization of Christmas gets you down, turn off the
tube for a month. You’ll no longer be bombarded with commercials for
Salad Shooters, Chia Pets and other useless X-Mass junk. Go to the
movies instead – it’s almost Oscar season, you know --or
just stay in and rent “It’s A Wonderful Life” or “How
The Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Is it possible to downsize holiday spending and still be one with the
season’s spirit of generosity? Absolutely. Generosity can take
many forms. My favorite things to do is pile a stack of Christmassy
paper plates with cookies and distribute them to my neighbors who I
don’t know. Maybe you’ll like to volunteer at an animal
shelter, work at a soup kitchen, or just volunteer to help a neighbor
hang up their Christmas lights or carry in the groceries.
Exorcise the evil
Sit down and write a list of everything you dislike about the holidays.
Then, work to eliminate those things, one by one. With creativity,
it can be done. Then make a list of everything you love about the holidays,
and resolve to spend more time on those things. Remember, the holidays
are meant to be enjoyed.