The Holiday Season is meant to be a joyous time, but more often than not the stress takes over and we can’t wait for the holidays to be over. Does this resonate? You probably don’t even realize your worry quotient jumped up.
My carefree friends, who think I am crazy when I say this, never worry. And, I mean “never” worry. Over the years I have observed them and begged them to give me their secrets to this serenity over the holiday season.
It comes back to one basic concept. If you can’t control a situation, let it go. Letting go takes a lot of practice. I continuously work on not worrying and have noticed a difference starting to take effect.
As soon as I have a worrying thought, I immediately say to myself “change.” And, my husband will also say “change” when he hears me worrying out loud. I immediately ask myself one question. “Do I have control over the situation?” If the answer is “no,” I stop worrying. (most of the time)
Here is an exercise from my book, Journal Your Way to Retirement, as it relates to worrying. You can utilize this throughout your life. Continue Reading