Hudson says that you should take time for yourself and your own needs during the holiday. Make memories that you will enjoy reflecting back on during the year. Plan to do events and activities that you would like to do – for yourself and for others. Consider a visit with elderly relatives, neighbors, or friends; volunteer at a soup kitchen; volunteer to collect canned goods; take some decorations to a nursing home or hospital.
Hudson says: “Control what you can control; everything else is what it is.”