When Holidays Become Horrid Days, Change Your Hat: A Closet Full of Viewpoints Can Make the Season Bright

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No, weÂ?re not talking about keeping your ears warm. The hats that can help keep you sane and even jolly are perspectives that are always available to you.

When the holiday season finds you overwhelmed and out of sorts, the best gift of all might be a new hat. No, we’re not talking about keeping your ears warm. The hats that can help keep you sane and even jolly are perspectives that are always available to you.

Your list of to-do’s makes you feel like jumping off a cliff? Try putting on a climber’s hat and focus on finding your next foothold. Even though the terrain looks tricky, one pull at a time will get you through it.

Too many out-of-the-ordinary demands on your time and energy? Control the chaos by calling on your inner police officer. What rules and boundaries do you need to maintain and uphold to keep yourself from climbing the walls?

Dissatisfied that what you’ve planned and bought doesn’t seem like enough? The chef’s lofty hat reminds you that you have the power to transform the mundane into the magnificent. How can you personalize, spice up and present whatever you have to give this season, so as to create wonderful moments and memories?

Feeling that family togetherness is overrated? When the behavior of the kids or the in-laws or your sister is driving you round the bend, shine up your trusty halo. Step into the light, where you can see past the irritating trait. How you can infuse the situation with some positive energy? What petty stuff is getting in the way of living each hour to the fullest?

A little blue because the season seems like all work and no wonderment? Go for the beanie with the propeller on top. Let go of having to make it “right” and approach every situation as if it was brand new. Ask how, why and what if. Allow yourself to be amazed.

“The ability to tap into different roles and perspectives at will makes people flexible and emotionally resilient – and that’s just what most of us need during the hectic holiday season,” says Christie Latona, a DC area momentum coach who specializes in helping individuals and organizations thrive.

Latona is the co-creator of One Hat At A Time™ momentum cards, which use hat images to help people tackle dreaded tasks, overcome obstacles, and accomplish more with less struggle and stress.

Looking for the perfect, unique gift for quite a few people on your list? The deck is available for $12.95 through http://www.onehatatatime.com.

Playful Power, LLC, founded in 2004 by Christie Latona and Laura Lind-Blum, helps people put the power of play and perspective to work in their business, organization, and lives. Additional products offered by Playful Power include Energizing Groups with Hats: One Hat At A Time Guidebook for Group Leaders, Facilitator’s Forum, and Hats for Small Business Success™ Playshop-by-Phone. A monthly online E-News subscription via the web site, http://www.onehatatatime.com, enhances these products. Christie and Laura also provide keynotes, facilitation and coaching.


Terry MacRae



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