If I Were the Elf on Your Shelf

Thursday, December, 1, 2016 < Back to Blog Posts

Has your family started the tradition of “The Elf on the Shelf®? If you’re not familiar with the story, it’s about a small little elf that shows up at different places in your home. According to the legend, the elf leaves every night to go back and report to the “head elf” in the North Pole on your behavior for the day.
What if I were the elf on your shelf over the holidays? What would my report include about how you are handling this busy time of year as you journey through menopause? Take a tongue-in-cheek look at this possible overview report the elf would submit while observing you, and I think you’ll garner some tips for the holidays along the way!
Report One: December 1st
Elf: Well, I’d say she is doing well with the gift shopping and wrapping. I see her working at it a little at a time, so she’s not trying to do too much at once. In fact, I’ve noticed she’s been shopping all year long, and I have seen her wrapping a few gifts in the evening after work, not all at once. My report is positive, she is taking this whole gift and wrapping thing in stride, and no stressing out or leaving it until the last minute. She took her Remifemin® menopause relief* as directed and that can only be helpful during the holidays.
Report Two: December 10th
Elf: My goodness--her house looks like something on the cover of a magazine, but she is exhausted! She used everything she had to decorate plus ran to the store three times to get more! The sad thing is, I could see on her face, she wasn’t enjoying the process at all. Even when she was finished, she didn’t seem excited. Hopefully, she’ll rethink this next year and just put up as many decorations that make her feel festive, but not go crazy in the decorating process. As you always say: less is more sometimes, and then she wouldn’t have to give up that fa-la-la feeling!
Report Three: December 14th
Elf: I heard it for myself! She said “no” when being asked to get involved in some holiday festivities. I saw her say “yes” to one holiday party and “yes” to just one volunteer opportunity. Usually, she fills up her calendar with multiple parties, and she volunteers so much, she has no time to enjoy the holiday traditions she likes, or just relax and take in the season. As we get closer to the holiday, instead of “go go go,” she seems to be looking for balance and taking the time to be good to herself. Isn’t that wonderful to see? Oh, and she’s taking her Remifemin. That is making a difference too!
Report Four: December 22nd
Elf: My girl gets it! Instead of spending hours baking tons of cookies, she’s picking up some favorite pre-made, unbaked goods that require her only to just pop them in the oven. That’s saving her lots of time. She also sat her family down and delegated some of the things that needed to be done so it wouldn’t all be on her shoulders. It looks like it’s going to be a merry celebration at her house. She keeps taking her Remifemin, taking time for herself, and I would have to go on record as saying she deserves a very, very, nice gift this year.
Elf on the Shelf- Out!
Ha ha ha! Ho ho ho! You get the idea! Don’t overdo at the expense of you when it comes to gift shopping, wrapping, baking and decorating. Take time for yourself and keep taking your Remifemin as directed. Thankfully you can count on it this holiday season and all year long to have the RemiSure® Black Cohosh that relieves the discomfort of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and irritability.*
In whatever style you celebrate the holidays, enjoy them and do be good to yourself. Remember, the elf on the shelf just might be watching!

†“The Elf on the Shelf®” is a trademark of CCA & B, LLC, and is not affiliated in any way with Remifemin® menopause relief* or Schwabe North America, Inc, makers of Remifemin.
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