5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress
The holidays are a time of joy, laughter, and spending time with loved ones. However, the pressure to have the "perfect" holiday - the best presents, amazing memories, great food - can be a burden.
Follow these five tips to have a simple and stress-free holiday season:
Plan Ahead - Hosting a year-end get-together? Start planning early. Make lists of ideas, figure out your budget, and prepare what you can in advance.
Delegate - Enlist friends and family members to help decorate, shop, cook, and clean.
Take Time for Yourself - Constantly spending time with loved ones is great, but it's important to take time to relax and decompress. Try going for a walk, meditating, or deep breathing to keep calm.
Let it Go - It's impossible to do everything - maybe this isn't the year for holiday cards, your annual cookie exchange, or to attend every single party. Choose the select few things that truly matter to you.
Remember the Reason for the Season - The holidays are ultimately a time to be thankful for time spent with family and friends, not to stress over the little things!