They are almost here,the holidays. Hanukkah begins Saturday the 8th at 6:30 with the lighting of a huge menorah in downtown Bozeman-followed by a Christmas party-Hanukkah celebration on Sunday and Tuesday along with all the regular networking commitments that are already in place. So,you have everyday life with kids basketball,school and friends and then everyone wants to get together in 24 days. Not that we get invited to so many parties,but our association,title companies,lenders,business associates, all have something. So how do you fit it all in and still do business and yes,buy gifts for the people that really don't need a thing in life. But,it's the holiday's,which is a good chance to buy unnecessary things for many extra folks.Stocking up on wine and stopping to pick up flowers on the way to a party is more money and time.You don't and can't do it all!! Do what you can.
Many folks really stress out this time of year-do I?? Not so much. I stress out if business slows down at all(knowing that it does every year this time of year). This is the time of year that I try to visit nursing homes with my dogs to bring holiday cheer-not candy or gifts but time. This time of year I bring dog food to the food bank so people don't have to give up their pets because they can't afford to feed them.This time of year,I really try to be patient and reflect on how to do things better and treat people better.
As for the parties and events-well,I just can't go to all of them. I will go to some of them. I won't stress about missing any of them-It's more important for me to take a nice little dog walk with friends or alone and de-stress.
It's that time of you to relax a bit more and get ready for the next year. Unwind so you can do it all over again next year!
Have a great holiday season. Take time for yourself,your family and your pets.
Posted on Thu, December 6, 2012
by Pam McCutcheon filed under