Christmas may be bright and merry, but it’s also the season when many of us have tasks to finish up at work before going on vacation for the rest of the year. That can get us stressed out, especially if we are rushing around buying presents and making holiday plans. Something is bound to go wrong.

Word-art that says "If Plan A didn't work, keep your cool. The alphabet has 25 more letters."

When a problem does come up, we should keep in mind that in all likelihood, it’s not going to be that hard to fix. Most of the time it’s just a minor annoyance, not a catastrophe—and we should plan to relax and enjoy the holidays anyway!

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  1. Holidays can be stressful and lonely. I chose to post about the forgotten who seemed to be missed in the rush of it all. You’ve given us a gentle reminder to stop and rethink the stress as it may not be that overwhelming if we take a moment.
    Isadora ?

    • Thanks Isadora, yes, the holidays can be stressful whether we’re surrounded by family or whether we’re alone. Either way, it helps to stop and rethink it.

  2. Always loved this quote 🙂 Good post to keep everyone calm over what is meant to be a Wonderful Time of Year!

  3. You and Issy gave a good balance, different aspects and gentle reminders for this time of year. Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday!

  4. A thoughtful reminder. I will soon be on vacation and now it’s exactly stressful time at office and at home. I can manage things at home and might postpone a few of arrangements but what am I going to do with office 😀

  5. You are so right dear Meg, we always think that it’s the end of the world, but not, many solutions are available, we only need to think through the problem.

  6. Loved the quote. Thoughtful reminder indeed.

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