Instead of letting "the joy of Christmas" overwhelm you, make sure you take time out for yourself this holiday season. Slow down, find some space before, after, or during the craziness. Or better yet, don't let it become crazy. Choose what you want it to be. You don't have to do it all.
My husband always said he loved the Christmas episode of "Magnum PI" where he went out on his kayak and spent the day alone. That was what he loved to do on Christmas, to be alone and do what he wanted. Although I do believe that same episode he experiences poor weather, capsizes the kayak, and spends 24 hours treading water before he is rescued. But, the concept is good, he just needed some safety equipment.
Relax, enjoy and marvel in the simple things of Christmas.
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