SPEND TIME WITH LOVED ONES. Forget bearing gifts and visiting loved ones -- just visit! It has been said the "greatest present is your presence." Be present in the moment and re-connect with those you care about most.
- SHHHH! Get quiet. Regroup and recharge by having a peaceful moment - and include your family. Spend just an hour with each person having their own brand of"quiet time"; reading, playing quietly, resting, soaking in a tub. Give yourself-and others-a true break.
- KEEP IT SIMPLE. Money worries add stress more than just about anything else. Stay within your budget and simplify. Everything!
- BE REALISTIC. Keep your expectations of yourself - and others - within realistic limits. Sometimes imperfection is what makes the holiday just perfect!