On your mark, get set . . . go! The holiday season is upon us, and instead of looking ahead with anticipation and joy, many of us feel like we’re embarking on a marathon of social activities, errands, and never-ending to-do lists. Trying to make sure everything measures up to our standards of holiday sparkle and specialness can leave us feeling rundown, irritated, and exhausted. But there’s another way. “Let It Go” is more than a Frozen anthem for the pre-school set. It’s also a surefire strategy for giving yourself (and those around you) a truly happy holiday season, from Christmas to New Year’s Day—and the rest of the year, too!
I saw the power of a few of these little actions in the research for The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages, and The Kindness Challenge, but it applies to all sorts of situations. Especially during the holidays, you’ll be amazed at the difference it will make if you say and do these four things.