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10 Secrets to Trading Crankiness for Joy at Christmas Time

December 15, 2015

If you celebrate Christmas it’s less than two weeks away now. Some of my Performance Coaching clients have already admitted to getting cranky during the holidays, so we created an action plan to help them reduce their tendency to get cranky and not even enjoy the holidays because they are so busy.

In light of the fact that laughter really is the best medicine, and a perfect way to shake yourself out of a funk…I share my 10 Secrets to Trading Crankiness for Joy at Christmas Time.

  1. Depressed because you’re going to be alone and dreading a Blue Christmas? If you’re up to Trading Spaces you could exchange your reality for the dream of being Home for the Holidays.
  2. Finances tight this year? Don’t be a Scrooge, just tell your spouse, kids, dogs and cats, Merry Christmas Darling, All I Want for Christmas is You!
  3. Don’t want to be with the family this year? Schedule a Christmas Vacation, maybe take a cruise. Years from now you’ll be able to tell the grandchildren, “I Saw Three Ships…”
  4. If you want a Holly Jolly Christmas, schedule time to go for a Sleigh Ride, Let It Snow, then Let It Snow, Let It Snow, you’ll see Frosty the Snowman and enjoy the Winter Wonderland.
  5. When you have a Silent Night, take time to sing A Christmas Carol or two and set the DVR to tape Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
  6. Remember that miracles do happen, especially at Christmas Time. Ask anyone you know who lives in New York about the Miracle on 34th Street, then put your request in for a miracle.
  7. If your church band is looking for help at the holidays, be sure to ask The Little Drummer Boy, I’ve heard he’s incredible.
  8. Wear warm clothes when you’re enjoying the White Christmas, or you’ll be saying, Baby It’s Cold Outside!
  9. Be sure to watch your alcohol consumption this year, you can never be too careful. Just as we were ready to sing Santa Claus is Coming to Town last year, we found out, Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer.
  10. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas and remember, It’s a Wonderful Life!

PS Ever wonder How the Grinch Stole Christmas? They left him Home Alone!

©2015 Lori Hanson

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