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We’re only a couple of days into December, but I can already feel the familiar holiday stress creeping up on me. Not only are we approaching the end of this fiscal year, which always means an extra workload for the small business owner (especially if you’re a bit behind with your book-keeping like I am…). It’s also time to start planning what food to make for Christmas and what gifts to give to your family members, and then find the time to actually prep all that food and wrap all those gifts. Not to mention the house decorations and finishing all the work tasks before the holiday begins.
The stress and shopping mania that strikes the entire western world around this time is quite scary to me. Not only is the mandatory gift shopping and luxurious food consumption something that few can afford, it also overshadows what (to me) is the truly important things of this holiday – spending time with family, resting, offering gratitude and getting mentally prepared for the new year.