The holiday season is upon us. If this is the time of year where your to-do list is constantly growing with shopping, decorating, holiday events, and all sorts of baking and cooking to do, then you may find that your stress level tends to increase! In fact, with all of the to-dos that need to happen, many of us don’t always get to enjoy the holidays the way we want to with our family.
This year, make it a point to reduce your stress and truly enjoy the holiday season. Looking for ways to accomplish stress reduction this season? We have you covered, here are a few things to help!
We understand there are many events or functions that can end up on your calendar, but maybe there are some that you can actually say, “No, sorry we can’t make it.” Prioritize which functions or events are the most important and remember quality over quantity. Remember to add each event to your calendar and if you have one event on a specific day already, it’s ok to RSVP “No” to the second invitation you receive!
Avoid Waiting Until the Last Minute
Spacing your to-do list out over the course of the next few weeks will help you achieve everything you need to do in a timely fashion without feeling stressed. Especially, don’t wait until the last minute to complete all of your Christmas shopping. Not only will you start to feel rushed, but you will also have to deal with everyone else waiting until the last minute and you may find that it ends up taking you longer because of the lines you’ll need to wait in.
Ask Your Family for Help
Don’t feel like you need to do all of your tasks by yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help! Get your family involved in helping with the cooking, baking and even wrapping gifts! We understand they may not be able to help you with all of the gift wrapping, but even having assistance with some of the gift wrapping will reduce the amount you need to do tremendously.
Take Time for Yourself
Set time aside every day to just relax and do something you enjoy. Whether it’s vegging on the couch watching your favorite show or cracking open a book, don’t forget about you! Setting the time aside at the end of the day, will also help you feel relaxed which in return will help you sleep better!
The holiday season is a time where you’re meant to feel joy, happiness, and thankfulness; it’s a time to make new memories with your families and friends. Strive to create more of those special memories and less on baking a million cookies and buying the biggest, best gifts!
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
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