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Survive and Enjoy Your Holidays! 12-28-2015

Survive and Enjoy Your Holidays!

Another year has come and gone, bringing with it many joys and many challenges. At James D. Madden, Attorney at Law, we hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday and a happier new year! We would like to take a moment to thank our clients for allowing us to serve them. We know how complicated and emotional matters of family law can be. We appreciate the trust you put in our divorce lawyers and work hard to ensure that trust is well placed.

We understand how hectic the holidays can be. From visiting family to having friends over for various meals, Christmas and New Years are both times where a lot is going on. It can be difficult to navigate the various emotions and wishes during this season. Our Rancho Cucamonga attorneys understand this. That is why we have put together a few tips to help you survive this holiday season!

Allow for Changes in Your Schedule

It is good to plan your schedules to make sure you know what you’re doing for the holidays and you make an appearance with everyone you need to. However, don’t get stuck on the details. Sometimes things come up. Allow yourself and others to be flexible. If changes need to be made to meeting times, don’t stress out about them.

Connect with Family and Friends

When you freshly experience a divorce, spending time with your friends and family may not be something you want to do. Dissolving a marriage is an emotional period that can cause people to withdraw from others. However, while you should allow yourself time to grieve and come to terms with your situation, you should also connect with friends and family who love you. The holidays are made special by those you are close to.

Continue Old Traditions and Form New Ones

Traditions are a staple of the holidays. Things like opening one present on Christmas Eve or singing Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve make festivities what they are. While you may have long-standing traditions, don’t be afraid to make new ones as well!

Plan Ahead

One of the things people stress out most about is rushing things last minute. Whether it is holiday shopping, booking tickets, or prepping for a family meal, make sure to plan well in advance. Not only will this save you time and stress, you can also save money by buying early.

Focus on Others

There is something to be said about generosity and kindness. Focusing on others allows you an avenue to give back. Pour attention on your children, friends, and family to let them know you care for them. This makes everyone involved happy. It can also reduce some of your own internal battles.

Count Your Blessings

It can be easy to get swept in the mayhem of the holidays. Some focus on everything that can go wrong or things that did not work out. However, take a moment to evaluate everything you are grateful for. This helps put things into perspective and reduces your anxiety.

At James D. Madden, Attorney at Law, we hope that these tips help you enjoy your holidays! We would like to thank you for your trust and partnership. We work hard for our clients and can’t wait to continue this in the New Year! Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

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