Rethinking the Holidays: Goal Number Eight

The last two holiday seasons have just been too stressful for me. I have not enjoyed them at all. I have not had the money that I wished that I had had in order to purchase gifts for people, and I admit to feeling guilty about this.

Because of this feeling of guilt, I have decided to rethink my views on the holidays.

I am going to think about what is important to me:

  1. My spirituality.
  2. My friends.
  3. My family.

Gifts are not at the top of my list. So, why do I feel so guilty about not having the money to purchase gifts for people? They all love the things that we bake and craft for them, so why do I feel like I am not doing enough?

I plan to answer these questions this winter, and form my plan for the next holiday season.


P.S. What are your views on this topic? Feel free to post them in the comments section. Thank you.

Other Articles of Interest:

New Years Day

Goals for the New Year

Weight Loss and Nutrition: Goal Number Two

Mental and Emotional Health: Goal Number One

Weight Loss and Nutrition: Goal Number Two

Writing (or any number of other activities that could lead to possible income): Goal Number Three

Simplify and Declutter: Goal Number Four

Greening: Goal Number Five

Gardening: Goal Number Six

Spiritual: Goal Number Seven

Helping Others: Goal Number Nine