Destiny’s Child did not intend “Survivor” to be a post-Holiday anthem (nor did Mariah Carey, I am almost sure, intend for her Christmas jingle to become the pinnacle of her career), but from the time you put away your last Halloween decoration until the morning after you shout “Happy New Year!,” The Holidays — especially the parties — can feel like something you endure rather than enjoy.
But it doesn’t have to feel so strenuous. In fact, the holidays can be downright easy so long as you have a general outline of best practices and avoid eating poinsettias if you’re a cat.
Here, I’ll start:
1) Use “The Holidays” as an excuse to get out of any social functions or work-related obligations. This allows for more You Time.
2) “Accidentally” leave shopping tabs open on your browser or phone when in the presence of friends and family so they know what to buy you. This eliminates awkward conversations and bad presents! (Suggestions for my own friends and family who may/may not be reading: These River Island shoes. This green trench, same brand. This skirt. This one too. Thank you in advance.)
3) “Conveniently” buy your sister’s gift in a size or style that better fits your body, then offer to take it off her hands if she doesn’t want it.
4) Gluten be damned; eat the carbs.
5) Watch the video above. It more or less tells you everything else you need to know.