Holidays. They’re crazy. And whether you like it or not, they are fast approaching. So in honor of upcoming December, here's my secret to happiness during the busy holiday season.
During the holiday season, people leave work early and take long lunches to go to the mall and scour for gifts. Everyone seems to be in a rush. It gets darker earlier, and everyone is tired out but running around to Holiday parties and stores all while trying to be in the “Holiday Spirit”.
For me, the worst part of all this is driving my car in December. For some reason, this is when my road rage is at an all time high. Five minutes into my ride home from work and I find myself cursing the poor old woman in front of me.
But I found my savior. I have discovered the secret to stop road rage dead in its tracks. And I’m going to share it with you. This discovery has changed my life.
That’s right. Good old Italian Opera. My favorite is Andrea Bocelli. I’m telling you, I put Bocelli’s Christmas CD in my car and I am a new person. I’m letting people go in front of me, driving a reasonable distance behind others, and not trying to rush the end of a yellow light. (See my last post about where I learned my driving manners).
I challenge you to try this. It might seem weird at first, but I guarantee you that if you pop that baby in on your commute home from work every day for a week, by the end of the week you will be happier.
Life filled with happiness is all about balance, taking a step back when needed, relaxing the mind and remembering the important things in life. And for $8.77 on Amazon Prime, you just might get one step closer to the Holiday Spirit.
I'm Kim. I like to work hard but not enough to stop having fun and enjoying life. I hope I never stop learning and exploring. Other people inspire me to be and do better every day. Read on for reflections on work and play.