Rejoice, it’s finally Christmas! And that means parties and gifts and a possible fatal dose of family time. It’s something known to all that things can get overwhelming around the Christmas season.
According to a survery by 1app News, 62% of people said their stress level increases during the holiday season.
The more strain you put on yourself, your family and your wallet, the less room you’ll have to truly enjoy the magic of the season. Remember, this time of year should be joyful! Don’t cave in to the holiday stress! This article suggest how best to enjoy your Christmas this year alone or with family.
- Make a to-do list
And check it twice too. That’s what the pros do. Maybe you have a mental list of everything you need to do and when you need to do it but it helps to have a written list or calendar to see the big picture. If your shopping needs to be done by a certain date, write that down.
- Avoid too many commitments
Most likely, your December schedule is sure to include party invitations, Be honest and reasonable about what you can handle and speak up if it’s too much to juggle. Instead of going to five Christmas gatherings, pick one or two. You don’t want to burn out before Christmas Day even gets here! Prioritize your family’s time and only commit to what you want to do. It’s all about quality not quantity.
- Make a Christmas budget
Determine how much you can afford, make the budget work and stick to the budget.