Could you imagine throwing a holiday dinner party and not preparing for it? I'll give you a scenario. It's Dec. 24. There's a knock on the door. Your family arrives all dressed up for a party and you are lying on the sofa watching Scandal in your sweats. You offer them a half bottle of wine you opened days earlier that is starting to go south and tell them they can help themselves to leftovers in the fridge. Would you ever do that? Of course not!
Well guess what? Most of us arrive at holiday events so emotionally unprepared we might as well be un-showered and in our pajamas. I am referring to people not mentally designing how they want the holiday to go and believing they have NO control over what happens. That's not true!