Be gentle with yourself

Holiday hint: Be gentle with others, and also be gentle with yourself. I know it is a very busy time of the year, and we all have too much to do, but maybe stop for a minute and think about what exactly you do have to do. Does it all have to be done? And if it does, does it all have to be done by you? Can you let go a little, and let someone else do some of it, even if it doesn’t turn out exactly like you would have done it? Cut yourself some slack, and then cut everyone else some slack as well. Is it more important that everything looks perfect, or that you are enjoying everything with the people you love? Is it more important that everything get done, or that you have enough energy to enjoy what does get done? Be gentle with yourself.