Put the finishing touches on holiday preparations early in the day, if you can. It's an optimal time to get cooperation from others for such things as time off work or babysitting duties. Make sure to cover all the details.
You're locked in a struggle with someone who doesn't seem likely to back down. Try not to worry too much about the long-term solution; instead, you need to focus on the here and now.
Normally, you're not afraid to ask questions, but an intimidating type at a restaurant or market makes you think twice. Trust your intuition. If it feels okay to broach the topic you're curious about, go for it. If you feel you're better off staying mum, then zip it!
Break up the doldrums with some good old-fashioned fun: Skip the treadmill and give the rock wall a try instead! Put off the laundry and meet pals for manicures! Splurge on sassy new lip gloss and wear it in the bathtub!