I’ve compiled a list of tips to help us get through what is my most stressful task of the season: SHOPPING. Enjoy!
1. Set Your Intention.
When you leave your home to go shopping, set the intention of getting the parking space which is the greatest distance from the entrance. You’ll have an excellent chance of succeeding and you’ll feel like a winner from the start.
2. Trust Strangers to Get It Done
If you didn’t have time to make your list before you got to the store, just roam until you find someone else who did. Then, follow them and buy everything they buy. They’ve obviously put some time and thought into what they’re going to purchase, and there’s no reason their time and thought cannot save YOU time and thought. You can worry about who gets what later. Winners accomplish tasks.
3. Shop Smarter, Not Harder
If you pass someone in the store who has a cart of things you admire, feel free to take whatever you like out of their cart and put it in yours. This will save you the time of going to look for the item yourself. ***(Holiday Winner Tip: This one works best if you wait till the other shopper is looking in the opposite direction.)
4. Manifest Your Own Christmas Miracle
When the check-out line is really long, start singing Christmas songs as loud as you can. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a singer to do this. Just “sing for all the world to hear,” as Buddy, the Elf, says. You’ll find that people like to give you a little more room when you’re doing this, and lines instantly move faster.
5. Take it All In
When starting the hike back to your vehicle, walk very, very slowly in the line of traffic. This is a great way to OWN YOUR AWESOMENESS. Some people will even honk with holiday joy. When they do, you should wave and smile…because that’s what winners do.
Here’s to a winning holiday season!