Mike Robbins is the author of the new book Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. He’s a well-known keynote speaker and personal development expert who has inspired tens of thousands through his speeches, seminars, writing, and workshops. Mike and his work have been featured on ABC News, the Oprah and Friends radio network, and in Forbes.
Mike Robbins Holiday Season Happiness Tips
The Holiday Season is a time of gratitude, appreciation, and family connection – yeah right! For most of us, the Holiday Season is about feeling obligated to spend time with the people we’re “supposed” to, eating too much food and feeling guilty about it, and pretending to be grateful when we’re actually annoyed and stressed out (especially this year with all of the negativity and fear swirling around in our culture).
What if we could make this Holiday Season less stressful, more fun, and actually be able to enjoy ourselves, appreciate our families, and focus on what we’re grateful for in a genuine way? Below are some important holiday stress-management tips I teach people in my books, articles, speeches, and workshops. I’d love to share some of these helpful ideas with your audience for this Holiday Season.
Tips for a low-stress, positive Holiday Season:
Be yourself – don’t try to be who you think you “should” be with your family, friends, in-laws, or guests – just be you!
Focus on the good stuff – choose to focus on the things you like and appreciate about your family members, instead of obsessing about the things that annoy or upset you
Do what you want to do – think about what would be fun for you and your immediate family to do for Thanksgiving and communicate this to everyone else (in-laws, extended family, etc.)
Let go of past resentments – holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die – just let things go
Write “thankful cards” – take some time to write cards to the people in your life (those you will see this Holiday Season and others) and let them know what you appreciate about them
Go with the flow and have fun – whatever you choose to do this Holiday Season, be flexible and choose to enjoy yourself
Make it easy – do whatever you can for yourself and those around you to make the planning, food preparation, clean up, and the whole Holiday Season experience as easy and stress-free as possible
Count your blessings – remember that even in the midst of the stress and frustration of these times and the holiday season, Thanksgiving really is a time for us to reflect on what we’re grateful for…take some time this Holiday Season to count your blessings, even if it seems a little forced or cheesy
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