If You Are Inspiring, Your Holidays Will Be Too
Mile-long shopping lists, work fatigue, cranky relatives and demanding children means it's natural to feel stressed out at the holidays. But Deepak Chopra says you can change it all just by changing who you are in each situation. Find out how!
By Deepak Chopra
Expert Content | November 25, 2009
Nobody loves a time bomb. Yet, emotionally, many people approach the holiday season like time bombs of hidden emotion. They can't wait to blurt out the feelings they've been suppressing since last year's holidays. Resist this impulse, no matter how much hidden resentment or criticism or payback you feel entitled to.
What you are entitled to is releasing those feelings so that they aren't stuck. What you aren't entitled to is aiming them at another person. Do the releasing in private. Write a letter, give a speech, rant and rave, cry in private. If you sincerely release those toxic emotions in advance, before they have a chance to hurt anyone, you will escape one of the worst holiday traps.