6 Tips to Have Less Stress During the Holiday Season!

Before you know it, the holidays will be upon us.  The holidays can be a time of great stress and financial burden, or it can be a time which you look forward to spending time with your loved ones and enjoy the gift of giving. Which category do you normally fall into?

It’s still early. Make the commitment today to make your holidays more joyful and less stressful utilizing these tips:

  1. Make a Budget – And Stick to It! – Stick with a set spending amount that won’t make you stress this holiday season. Remember that it’s the thought behind the gift, not the monetary amount you spend on someone.
  2. Keep It Simple! – Food. Decorations. Gifts. Keep it classy and simple! Don’t slave over preparations this year.
  3. Create a Timeline for Visiting Family and Friends – Remember that you don’t need to spend every waking moment traveling from place to place during the holiday season. Stick to a timeline, so you have much more YOU time and family time.
  4. Maintain an Exercise Plan – Keep up the exercise during the holiday season. It will make you feel better after eating those holiday treats and vigorous exercise will help you keep stress under control.
  5. Delegate What Others Can Do – Reality Check! You shouldn’t be doing it all! Delegate what others can do for you. Release the control.
  6. Schedule Time Just For You – Make sure you put on the schedule time just for you, to enjoy the holiday season. Schedule time for you to enjoy your home that is beautifully decorated or take a drive to take in the holiday lights. If you don’t schedule time for yourself, no one else will do it for you.

Start now in planning your holidays in a smart way, by making sure you take care of yourself. Keep in mind the true meaning of the upcoming holidays. Let’s all have less stress and much more happiness during this holiday season!

Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy. -Deborah Day

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2016-11-11T11:56:01-07:00By |Inspirational Articles|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Wendy October 22, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    WOW! Cindy you have hit it on the head once again! I know I am so guilty of over-spending, over-extending myself – and NOT taking the time for myself that I deserve. Your suggestions will help me plan this holiday season so much better…THANK YOU!!!

  2. TY Baker October 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I’m going to tweet this blog throughout the holidays. More importantly I’m definitely sticking to my budget this year. This blog is a holiday wish list that everyone should adhere to. Awesome blog Cynthia!

    • SmartChic November 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks Terri! I really appreciate your comments! Let’s make this a great holiday season!

  3. Martin J Potter November 5, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Excellent post. You must continue to offer excellent resources and content like you have been offering. I will most likely stop by again in the future.

  4. Michelle Krieger November 7, 2012 at 12:53 am - Reply

    This just reminded me that I should start doing my Christmas cards! It’s amazing how the time can slip away at this time of year!

    • SmartChic November 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      Get those holiday cards done Michelle!! Thanks for your comment!

  5. Bob Coleman November 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    The Holiday Season is certainly a time to look forward to spending with your family and friends and sharing and giving. It is not a time for stress to take over and put a damper on the holidays for either you or your family. I have to remind myself that high stress levels not only affect me but my family as well.

    Following the advice of the six tips for reducing stress is something that I will remind myself daily. I will continue to follow the advice into the New Year and strive to reduce my stress level which will lead to a happier and healthier life style.

    Not only great advice for the Holidays but great advice year round!

    • SmartChic November 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bob for your comments! I am glad you enjoyed the blog! Continue to work on having less stress so you can fully enjoy the holiday season!!

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