What does Black Friday have to do with relationships, and relationship breakdown?
Your relationships are directly impacted by your health, and Black Friday has become waaaayyy too stressful. People are staying up all night long, getting very stressed trying to get the best “deal”, and becoming aggressive towards any perceived obstacles to achieving their goal.
Black Friday has become a sport – extreme shopping.
The word “extreme” should let you know your adrenal gland is in for a beating—not good. Good deals (sometimes better deals) are online also. That would be preferable than getting out and fighting with the crowds. If you are thinking about going out on Black Friday to spend time with friends and family, consider other ways of spending time with them. All of our relationships could benefit from some extra kindness.
Black Friday and kindness do not go together.
All of our relationships could benefit from taking time to consider the other person’s perspective, to consider his/her wants and needs as separate from our own. All of our relationships could benefit from being more willing to share. Black Friday is all about “scoring” from a limited supply, and getting what I want. Even if you are “successful” on Black Friday, and manage to get all your shopping done, and save $2,000 on all your gifts, there may be a hidden cost to your physical and emotional health – and to your relationships.
Treat yourself and your loved ones with some tender loving care—choose not to participate in the madness Black Friday has become.