HAVE YOU BEEN NAUGHTY OR NICE?

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HAVE YOU BEEN NAUGHTY OR NICE?

As women, we often put the needs of others before ourselves.  This Christmas, I am permitting all seasoned women to put themselves first.  That’s right, be a little selfish.  You have earned the right!   Be your own Santa. Ask yourself, “Have I been naughty or nice”?  I always say,” Even if I’ve been bad, I’m still good!  So, on that note, you’ve been good too.  Buy yourself something nice for Christmas. Splurge.  Christmas only comes once a year.  Keep your budget in mind when deciding what type of gift to buy for yourself.  Be like Santa and make a list and check it twice. What are some things that you desire most?  From your list, pick one or two items.  Wrap it or them and put the gifts(s) under the tree.  If you are suffering from holiday blues, this should help lift your spirits.  The important thing is not to eat or drink in excess, which is easy to do during this time of year.  Instead, work on your list of New Year’s resolutions.  I know what you are thinking.  If you are like most, they are the same every year.  You plan to eat healthily and exercise more.  This explains why there is a surge in gym memberships at the beginning of the year.  The gyms are generally crowded during the first part of the year and taper off shortly after.  Try cutting back before the new year.  Instead of two slices of pie, have only one.  Fill your plate with more vegetables instead of starches.  Go for a brisk walk on Christmas day.  Don’t get that to-go plate when visiting friends and/or relatives. Wear Spanx or some other control type undergarment.  This is a trick that I use sometimes. The more you overeat, the more uncomfortable you become.  Lastly, instead of eating every bite on your plate, leave a little.  As children, we were sometimes taught not to leave food on our plates.  We often take this habit into adulthood.  Best wishes for the holidays and have a happy New Year.   

Emmerstine Mackie

Divorce Coach for the “Seasoned Woman”