Friday, December 6, 2013

The Rule of 180 during the Holidays

Here comes Santa Clause….and that big red bag full of stress he totes around.  For adults, the holiday season can wear you down.  Although it may be full of joy, it comes with a price, our sanity.  Let’s try to curb that stress and focus on enjoying the holidays like we all enjoy a pina colada by a pool in Orlando.

The idea of holiday planning at 180 degrees is great!  You basically take what you normally do that causes all the stress and try the opposite.  It does take a bit of thought, but not much time.  For example, a vast majority of Americans wait too long to finish their holiday shopping then find themselves scrambling just to put a bow on something.  Instead, make a list of everyone you want to buy for and try to finish the shopping in November.

How about that traditional holiday food?  Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and pies are boring.  Spice up the holidays by fixing fajitas, prime rib, or even BBQ.  Now that’s a holiday 180.  Don’t forget to plan your new years’ resolution. Start making that change sometime in December.  By the time January 1 gets here, you will already have a head start and built up motivation to finish.

Next time you start seeing ads for the holidays, don’t think about Santa Clause, Think about David Forehand and holiday planning, 180 degrees.