The tip for today is staying positive during the crazy madness of preparing for Christmas/holidays you celebrate.
I think a lot of people struggle with this. So much baking, wrapping, wallet empty-ing and stressful things go on during this season. It can really exhaust a person and wipe their smile gone. Though it does usually pay off when those kids are tearing open their presents and have sticky faces from homemade cinnamon rolls, it would be nice to be able to still be happy before Christmas.
So how do we keep those pretty smiles upon our faces during the hectic time of preparing for holidays? It's pretty simple, actually. Music. Listen to it on the radio, your phone, your iPod, a boombox, whatever. Listen to your favorite band or singer and really try to get into it. While you're baking, sing at the top of your lungs or dance around. It will help so much! It's probably my favorite trick for staying happy. If this doesn't help, just forcing yourself to think of the positive side of a situation is the best you can do.
I hope this helps at least a few people out there!
Happy Holidays! Stay safe, please!