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Thursday, December 11, 2014

How to Survive the Holidays (Challenge #62)

This week's challenge over on the Articulate eLearning Hero's community is How to Survive the Holidays.

The challenge:

"This week your challenge is to help your fellow community members survive the holidays. You can create anything you like this week. Want to keep things simple? Create a typography poster. Want to take things up a notch? The sky’s the limit."

The result:

I decided to participate and due to limited time made an inforgraphic with my top 4 tips


Tip #1: Hang Lights

There's something about decorating that calms my nerves. Lighting candles, putting angels out and best of all decorating the tree as a family. Just be careful hanging outside lights!

Tip #2: Enjoy Nature

Whoever said there's nothing to do in the winter is a real bah humbug.  Get out there! Hunt, ski, snowboard, have a snow ball fight, create a snow angel, or just enjoy the snow coming down. One of my favorite things to do is to walk the streets of a downtown area at night and enjoy the lights or take a drive checking out everyone's decorations.  

Here's one of my favorite snow photos:


Tip #3: Cozy up to a Fire

Or radiator, furnace or Youtube video. Taking the time to warm up after hanging outside lights or enjoying nature will help you relax and reflect on things that happened this year and the things yet to come.

Tip #4: Lose the 'Tude

One of my favorite things to tell my kids when they're getting a little cranky is to lose the 'tude (attitude). No one likes a Grinch or Scrooge so try to enjoy the season.  If you're not religious or happy about the season then be thankful for the life you have and the things to come.  You'll help make everyone's holiday season to be a bit brighter.

What things do you enjoy doing during the holiday season? We like to watch movies (my favorite is Jingle all the Way and The Year Without a Santa Clause while my children enjoy The Polar Express and The Santa Clause series.  It's not the holiday season without some hot cocoa and snuggling under the blanket as well. I'll be posting next week but probably take the week of Christmas off.  In case I don't get to tell you, Have a Great Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

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