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Gap Between Real Holidays And Expectations

Gap Between Real Holidays And Expectations
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ARLINGTON, Va. (UPI) — There’s a gap between what the holidays should be and what they can be and the real holidays we live, a U.S. pediatrician says.

Pediatrician George Askew said there is a big difference between the holidays people experience and the expectations we carry in our minds.

“If we can’t do in our real holidays what we’ve come to believe we should do, what then? If you have 10 holiday must-dos, and you can’t do all 10, shorten the list,” Askew said in a statement.

“When you give yourself some room to not get all the things done, you know what? You’ll be much happier if you let that kind of thing go. You’re going to feel so much better about what you’ve accomplished in that day.”

Askew also advised against just letting everything go — such as eating healthy, being physically active and getting enough rest — because such things help you get through the holidays, too.

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  • WILDFIRE

    in other words, keep making the Holiday less and less important until eventually 2-3 generations from now it will have little to no meaning. Then they can disregard the holiday as a non recognized national holiday

  • diamina

    NO…..how about the holidays are less commercialized! I celebrate both Chanukkah and Christmas and Chanukkah is so much easier…less expectations and disappointments! For all the Christians who fight over Christmas you are fighting for the comercialized version! That tree n gifts and hustle and bustle are made to make money! Ho about celebrating the actual reason for the season and stop trying to out do the jones’? Enjoy family time instead of beating yourself up cause you didn’t spend everything you have and max out your credit cards! This nonsense celebrated today has NOTHING to do with Christmas…at least not from what I remember as a child!

  • Louis XVI

    Quit buying the junk. Refuse to buy anything made by the Fortune 500. These are largely owned by the International 1%. They simply want to fleece you into third world status. If u buy items, purchase locally, especially items made by hand. Any of the big purchases, buy at auction or from friends. Always buy used. Never eat the depreciation on their garbage products. Can the idea of status entirely. They count on us to try to better one another by pretending to be one of them. And, while hand out copies of the Ten Commandments to any and all government funded employees. Make them aware that there is something larger than their beloved bureacracy and they will be accountable.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    I LIVE ALONE. I AM SAD AND LONELY. MY DRINKING AND SMOKING HAVE INCREASED. FOR SOME NOW, I HAVE NOT ENJOYED BEING IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS – I DO NOT WANT TO SEE FRIENDS, OR, FAMILY. [On 23 December, I angrily yelled at my mother; I hated doing that. Because we are so much alike, I can not "deal" with my father. Since I am atheist, I contacted no one I care about on Christmas Day (being around "god-fearing" people who are utilizing religious references makes me more angry, as time goes on). My sister asked me to help her pick-out and set-up her Christmas tree - I declined].

    I GUESS, I AM RESPONDING TO THE TITLE OF THIS ARTICLE. BEING RAISED A MISSIONARY BAPTIST, I CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS AS A CHILD. BUT, AS AN ADULT, I CAN NOT “FEEL” THE EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HOLIDAY. SO, FOR ME, I HAVE NO EXPECTATIONS.

    I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR HAVING Personal Liberty Digest IN MY LIFE.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      EDIT – MEANT TO HAVE TYPED, “FOR SOME TIME NOW … “

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