Trust me, I get it. The holidays can get VERY chaotic, VERY quickly. Between parties, shopping, getting your home ready, and a gazillion other things, it can be challenging to manage it all. Sharing some tips on how-to remain stress free this holiday season(well, at least try to😜).
Now is the time to start syncing up schedules and plugging everything into your calendar/planner (or if you are old school like me, writing everything down in a planner). Seeing your commitments on “paper” can really help with staying on track and helps to not over commit yourself by accident. Be sure to add everything into your planner, deadlines, meetings, parties, kids activities, birthdays, lunch dates, appointments etc.
Pre-planning. This is the part I feel can easily be over looked. Also the part that, if we skip, can cause the most amount of stress. Waiting to the last minute never does anyone any good. For example, if you know you get invited to several holiday house parties, every year, start gathering up hostess gifts so you have them on hand when needed and not scrabbling to figure out what to bring. Or maybe keep some desserts in your freezer and entertaining snacks on hand so you can grab and go easily.
Say Yes to Things you WANT to Do
Ok, ok, so maybe this isn’t all that realistic. It can be tough because there are certain things you just can’t say no to BUT there are those things that you can. Don’t be afraid to say you can’t attend or participate in something if your schedule won’t allow for it. If it is going to cause you unnecessary stress you need to decide if it’s worth it or not.
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Make Time for You
Whatever you do this holiday season, be sure to take some time for YOU. A quiet walk, a few minutes drinking coffee outdoors, or reading a book. Find something each and every day that fills up your tank with some joy and happiness. Granted it may not be a lot of time but even just starting your day with 10 minutes of mediation or deep breathing exercises can be enough to get you through the chaos of the day ahead.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by to read this. Hope this helps you to stay on track this season.
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Hope you all have a beautiful holiday season.
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