Yeah, call me the Grinch, whatever, but the holiday season isn’t always a fun time of the year. Please don’t take me as being a whiny person, but why give a gift if you don’t like someone or you know that the person isn’t even going to appreciate it.
For me, I want my money to serve a purpose. A positive one actually. So if I’m spending gifts out of obligation, guilt or other similar emotions, I won’t do it.
Of course, that may not be the case for you. Maybe your spouse or partner may not feel the same way. Maybe there are a few parties you want to go to that encourages gift giving. Stuff like that. I totally get it.
But think about how much all that gift giving is going to cost you in terms of time, money and energy. If you love spending money on other people that’s fine (and totally no judgement here!)
I’m not perfect either, but I have found that when I get into a funk during the holidays, using the following three tips puts me back on track: