Be careful of the holidays
Too often the holidays become a time for performance—all the things you have to do in order to consider yourself a good mother, wife, or hostess. So be sure to keep your holiday plans within realistic limits. Remember, the most important thing about the holidays is the spiritual elements: closeness to family; reaching out to others, especially those less fortunate; meditation or prayer; and sharing good times. Others should not be criticizing the quality of your holiday décor or running white gloves over the surface of your mantelpiece, so neither should you.