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Consumerism at Christmas seems like a rampant reality. But does it have to be? These three hacks will help you take care of yourself by curbing your spending impulses this holiday season.
Do You Fall Prey to Consumerism at Christmas?
How does your family celebrate Christmas? Do you buy gifts for the kids’ teachers, the mailman, and the garbage collector? Does it take you hundreds of hours and dollars to purchase the perfect gift for everyone on your lengthy list? Maybe you love decorating, and spend hours making your home look like a magazine showpiece as soon as you put away the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.
The more important question–how do you (and your bank account) feel once the holiday season has ended? I’ll share my worst best Christmas story with you on the podcast today. It involves a pony named Peanut, a one-horse open sleigh, and a rebel with a pause. You’ll also learn three easy hacks for helping you avoid consumerism at Christmas.
If you have any great ideas on how to avoid consumerism at Christmas, I’d love to hear about them! Just leave a comment and let me know what your family does.
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Need ideas on how to take care of yourself? Check out this post for holiday-specific ideas. You can also download a free self-care checklist that will guide you through a balanced approach to taking care of yourself.
Come Back Next Week
Next week I’ll share ways we’ve discovered to spend less AND stress less during the holidays. Maybe they’ll help you avoid the overwhelm that often accompanies Christmas.
The time of dueling presents,
of purchase without pause,
the time when everyone resents
dear old Santa Claus
with his overflowing bag
and vapid “Ho-ho-ho!”
that becomes a shopping nag
as to the mall we go
to get what isn’t needed
for people who don’t care
and who’ve in return not heeded
our hint for fashion wear
and who just go out and buy
for us, another tie.
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