If the reason for the season leads to more holiday stress then you need to stop and take a breather.
Let me help you destress the holiday with our Top 5 Tips for a Non Stressful Christmas.
After a while, even jingle bells and mistletoe can get on the most patient person’s nerves.
But using the tips below you’ll be singing Christmas Carols for all to hear!
Check out the 5 tips below!
How To Have A Low-Stress Holiday This Christmas With These 5 Brilliant Tips
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Plan your holiday time carefully.
This event happens every year. Start planning now for how you will spend it. Often the random, unexpected, unplanned things that can happen can be the most stressful.
But even when they do, take a deep breath and either find a way to cope or become comfortable saying no with a smile.
Do something different.
Sometimes the stress comes with just knowing the enormity of what the holiday season offers. Lots of shopping, lots of spending, lots of cooking, lots of cleaning, lots of parties, lots of family and finally lots of debt can be stressful even just thinking about it.
Take charge and do something different. Encourage family members to bring a favorite dish. Plan the menu around what everyone can bring instead of you cooking everything. Have dinner at someone else’s home.
Rent a hotel suite for a party. Set a realistic budget for spending. Welcome the New Year without the stress of major debt.
Include others in the planning and execution.
It takes teamwork to make the dream work. Make the holidays truly about family by getting everyone involved.
Delegate a task to everyone and share the joy of making it the best holiday season ever. Get even the youngest children involved with tasks and assignments.
Shop less, give more.
Ditch the lines for the latest this or that and fashion finds at the mall.
Make some gifts instead. Just about anything you want to give can be made very easy and look incredibly fabulous.
If just the thought of doing it yourself creates a rise in your blood pressure offer gift certificates for family services.
Offer to cook, clean, reorganize, consult or whatever skills your family has. These personalized gifts cost much less and will mean so much more.
Mandate Me Time!
You will have more success getting through the holidays if you include time to unwind and regroup.
Being everything to all people sounds ambitious and it may have been your calling but even Superheroes take breaks.
Find the things that relax you and add them to your daily routine. Include prayer, meditation, or whatever you need to do to unwind from the rigor and stress of the day.
Unwinding is one thing, regrouping comes next. Remind yourself of the reason for the season.
This is so much more than just something to do. Think of all the reasons you have to be thankful and grateful.
Think of all the blessings you have and your family has. These thoughts can motivate you to continue the charge another day.
The holiday season is to be enjoyed with family and friends. Follow our tips and make it your best holiday season ever.
Do you host Christmas at your home or do you let someone else take on that challenge? Leave us a comment!
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