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The holiday season is filled with joy, cheer and fun. However, all of this joy can really start to weigh you down if you’re overscheduled and overstressed. To make your life easier this holiday season, and more enjoyable, here are some helpful tips for reducing stress.
Getting ready for the holiday season is almost just as stressful as the season itself. Keep your cool while you’re getting ready for what’s to come by:
Getting organized — Make lists of tasks you need to complete and events you want to attend so that you know what’s coming up and when.
Sharing tasks — Don’t be afraid to ask others in your family to help you with everything on your to-do list.
Being realistic — Focus on the traditions you’ve created with your family instead of trying to create the perfect holiday.
Learning to say no — If you really feel like you can’t handle adding another thing to your plate, don’t feel bad about declining an invitation or a request to help.
It’s also a good idea to customize your holiday cards before the holiday whirlwind begins. Shutterfly makes this easy by providing you with a template you can cater according to your tastes and order in plenty of time.
While you might not be able to avoid stress completely during the holidays, you can decide how you’ll respond to stressful situations. For instance, if you’re getting a little overwhelmed by all of the events on your calendar, take a little time for yourself to breathe, meditate and regroup. If at all possible, you should also try to maintain a regular sleep schedule, eat healthily and limit your intake of alcohol.
When the holiday season comes around, try to remember it only comes once a year. If you're hosting a Christmas party, we put together some creative and fun Christmas party ideas to help. With these tips and a healthy attitude towards managing your stress, you might just have your best holiday season yet.