Monday, November 23, 2009

Top 10 holiday Survival Tips

Lela Gilbert, author of the book On Our Own: Help and Hope for Single Moms, gives 10 holiday survival tips that everyone could use:

  1. Make sure the kids have lots of happy events to look forward to

  2. Find new ways of gift-giving that do not involve expensive gifts

  3. Determine a Christmas budget and stick to it

  4. Send each of your children a Christmas card with a person note

  5. Take the time to list out the gifts of love you have received and have given (a great exercise to have with your kids)

  6. Pray with your children, thanking God for His many blessings

  7. Attend a holiday worship service together

  8. Give yourself the gift of forgiveness - forgive others and yourself

  9. Remember to "put your oxygen mask on first" - take care of yourself so that you can take care of your loved ones

  10. Treat yourself with kind words

Ten ways to relieve stress during this Christmas season!

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