Holiday Survival Kit


The holiday season is upon us! By the blink of an eye it will literally be New Years eve. Yes, let that sink in for a minute. Personally, I love this time of year because its all about family bonding, delicious food and dancing. However, most people get anxiety once the holidays approach. Lets be honest who wants to deal with intrusive family members? Have you gained weight? When are you moving out? Lets not forget the infamous “when are you going to get married?” question. I think its safe to say we have all been in that scenario before. Below are some tips that will get help you get through the holiday season. 

1. Planning is key – Use a planner to keep track of events. Don’t accept invitations with out checking your calendar. You don’t want to double book and miss out on fun.

2. Buy presents early – Don’t wait until the last week before Christmas to shop! Make a top priority list while being conscious of your budget. Take advantage of Black Friday and cyber Monday deals. 

3. Sometimes its okay to disconnect – Try your best to stay off your phone, tablets or computer during dinner time. We all are a bit obsessed with technology and forget to live in the moment. Try to engage in a real conversation, share memories or play board games. Refrain from taking pictures of your plate – No one cares!

With love,
Karen

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Avoid people who.. 


Over time I’ve learned to protect my space. Its important for me to keep genuine people in my life. I’ve had my share of false, negative and toxic relationships. Therefore, I refuse to keep those types of people in my life. GOOD Vibes only! Below is a list of people you should always avoid. 
1. Mess with your head – Don’t ever let someone play with your emotions. Pay attention to ACTIONS way more than words. Once someone shows you who they are believe them!
2. Intentionally and repeatedly do things they know upset you – Sometimes the company you keep brings you down. Friendships should consist of trust, support and laughter. Stay away from those people that try to dim your light.
3. Expect you to prioritize them but don’t prioritize you – You are NOT an option. Make time for those that care. Its a two way street!

4. Can’t and won’t apologize sincerely – If someone apologizes after hurting you – forgive them. But don’t accept someone who makes up excuses for their actions. If they love you they will take responsibility for their mistakes.