For Less Stress, Share the Holiday Pressure

I have always had HIGH HOPES for myself before the holidays.  I want to make a lot of things and I actually buy materials to make gifts—I don’t always make it—getting those gifts that I have made in my head, really made.  That does stress me out and I am not very nice.  I have not quite figured out why I put all that pressure on myself.

I have been trying to let some things go and not be so intent to get what I think needs to be done done.  I am trying to share the holidays with all—the decorating, the meal and allow them to contribute.  What does not get done does not get done.  So my help for my stress is to let others help and not get bent when things are done by someone else in their way.  Thanksgiving was much more fun because I did not do it all.

Sharing is a way to let the stress go.


About Marilyn

I am a "retired senior" (I've been a school librarian and library tech for a government research facility) who is now pursuing a dream of a home business sewing bags of all sorts, crafting and being the creative person I have always wanted to be. I grew up in the center of Illinois and dreamed of actually living back in the state of Colorado where I was born and lived till the age of 7. That dream came true when I met my husband of 43 years while working together in Estes Park. I am interested in alternative medicine, continuing the good health I've always had, while returning to the pre-processed food era of: eating well, losing weight, and using products that do not harm the environment, me, my family and friends. I am for labeling GMO’s, using sustainable products, organics and finding solutions to everyday problems, like colds and sore muscles, using natural remedies. I have a positive attitude that has helped through a very hard year and will bring forth a life that will be full and happy. My family is wonderful and I am a happy lady, wife, mother, and grandma.

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