One Christmas, a few years back, while cleaning up brunch so that we could start cooking dinner, I realized I was sleepy. We’d had a big dinner the night before, stayed up late, and I still had another 24 hours of Christmas to go!
I’m not a big drinker, but I do enjoy a glass of wine.
I decided to do something radical. I decided to make a tradition of not drinking on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
It made a big difference. Obviously, I had more energy. And I was more relaxed, and less likely to become frustrated by little things.
In the end, like so many other things, I realized that what I get out of my holidays is what I’ve put in. (or left out!) 🙂