4 WAYS TO GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AS TOLD BY CHRIS ROCK
1. Get Involved.
The best way for you to enjoy the holidays and family gatherings is to be part of the action and contribute to the fun. Get in the kitchen, play board games, be the life of the party! Teamwork is the antidote for common family rifts, get back to the basics and appreciate what each person has to offer even if it’s only twice baked macaroni and cheese or tipsy dancing down the soul train line.
2. Don't compete with family.
Where are you working? Have you graduated? Do you have a boyfriend? We have all been there, every year the elders in our respective families begin probing for the scoop and gossip. It can sometimes be habit to feel the need to compete with others for kudos and recognition, the bigger the family, the worse. Just keep in mind that your family is supposed to be your support system and being around them shouldn’t breed insecurity. Be confident about your highs and optimistic about your lows and your family will follow suit.
3. Open invitations.
The holidays are a time for fellowship and bonding, open your home and offer your family to friends who may be a long way from home or want a change of scenery. Entertaining guests forces you stay positive and make the best of situations. Unless you belong to the select few that are comfy trading insults and shade across the dining room table.
4. Don't forget the purpose of the holiday.
For starters, Thanksgiving is the perfect time for you to shift your perspective and be reminded of the blessings that have been bestowed upon you. If the simple gift of life isn’t enough to put you in a cheerful mood, appreciate the gluttonous path that lies ahead filled with buttery, fried, supple goodness. If your surroundings annoy you that much, take delight in the fact that you may very well be sleep through the entire ordeal. The itis is real.