Tips & Tricks for Less Stressful Holiday Planning

by - 9/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

A Relaxing Holiday Season with These 3 Tips

A Relaxing Holiday Season with These 3 Tips It’s that time of year again. The air is cold, the snow is falling and the holiday season has officially begun. For many of us, this means a lot of stress, anxiety, and sleepless nights. 
Here are three tips to help make your holiday season a little more relaxing: 
1) Make a list: Keeping track of all your to-dos can be overwhelming during the holidays. To avoid getting distracted by all the shiny objects around you, make a detailed list of everything you need to do before Christmas day arrives. This will help you stay organized and on task throughout the season. 
2) Get some sleep: It’s important to get enough sleep during this busy time so that you are ready to greet each new day with a fresh start. Sleeping well will also help minimize your feelings of anxiety and depression, which can make it easier to enjoy the season.

3) Keep your phone at a distance: It’s easy to get distracted by your phone when you’re surrounded by so many people and activities during this time of year.

Making It Through the Holidays without the Stress of Shopping

The holidays are a time for celebration and giving. It is also a time when many people feel pressured to buy gifts for friends and family. There are several ways that you can make it through the holidays without the stress of shopping.

You can start by making a list of people that you need to buy for. If you have children, make sure you include them on your list as well. Next, start thinking about what types of gifts these people might want or need. After you have an idea, set aside funds in your budget to purchase the gifts when they go on sale during the holiday season.

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  1. These are all great ideas. The holidays can always be stressful, yet fun. I like the idea of making a list.

  2. Sleep is so important ESPECIALLY during the holidays. Emotions and stress run ramped, and the lack of sleep won't help anybody.

  3. These are all really great and very helpful tips and ideas! I’m gonna keep this in mind, thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. So glad I came across this article before the holiday season starts! I will keep your tips in mind if I start feeling stressed. Thanks!

  5. Normally, I am a procrastinator when it comes to shopping, but since the pandemic, I'm trying to be better organized. Your post prompted me to start my list now!

  6. Thank you for keeping the tips simple and straight forward. I agree with all of them. I try to do all of these things not only during the holidays but throughout everyday life as well.

  7. These are great tips. I make lists all the time to make sure I get things done that need to be done.

  8. I decided this year to do my holiday shopping in October and November. So it will be easier for me to organize everything.

  9. Budgeting and having enough money is the biggest stressor for me as a single mom. I try to spread out my shopping as well. But Covid knocked me out two weeks ago and I'm playing bill catch up now.


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