No matter the reason—financially strapped, rowdy shopping crowds, family drama, and battling seasonal flues—there are plenty of stresses during the holidays.
However, some effective stress-busting strategies can certainly put some joy back into the most wonderful time of the year. That’s why we’ve beat Santa to a gift of ten jolly Christmas-survival strategies…
1. Accept That You Can’t Do It All
The tendency to go overboard with gifts, food, and family gatherings can really wear us down during the holidays. Does an extra dozen gingerbread cookies really make that much of a difference? Instead, realize that you can’t do everything on your own. Enlist helpers to make the essentials happen and leave some time to relax and actually enjoy the holidays.