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What causes holiday stress? Shouldn’t this be the happiest time of year with our friends and family coming to visit and all of the gift exchanging? In reality, those are the very things that are causing us stress during the holidays.

The hustle and bustle of getting ready for family and friends along with unrealistic expectations, extra chores and money issues can all be major sources of “holiday anxiety.”

 

3 Main Causes of Holiday Stress

  1. Social and personal expectations. We’re all expected to be happy and merry during the holidays whether we feel that way or not, we even expect it of ourselves and feel there’s something wrong with us when we aren’t in the “holiday spirit.”
  2. Too many responsibilities. Shopping, wrapping, cooking, decorating, entertaining, and attending holiday events are all things that are in addition to the things we already do every day.
  3. Financial stress. It’s very easy to go a little overboard during the holidays especially when it comes to gifts and meals. We want everything to be perfect and will spend whatever necessary to make it that way.

 

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How can you change that? 

Here are a few suggestions on how to Plan a Less Stressful Christmas and give you the chance to have your best holiday season ever!

 

10 Tips to Planning a Less Stressful Christmas

Be realistic

Take some time for yourself and try to relax. Put the holiday in perspective and avoid trying to please everyone. Most of all, spend quality time with your friends and family playing games and enjoying everyone’s company.

 

Use moderation

Don’t go overboard on holiday spending and entertaining. Overspending now can create added stress after the holidays are over so try to create a realistic budget and be very careful to stick to it.

 

Have a sense of humor

Avoid taking the small things seriously. A burnt holiday pie doesn’t mean that the entire dinner is ruined. Work through it and improvise!

 

Help others

The holidays are a time for giving and helping others can sometimes put your own problems and stresses into perspective.

 

Take time for yourself

Find time in your schedule to slow down and enjoy family, friends and yourself!

 

Do less, not more

It may seem strange to actually relax and enjoy the holidays, but it can make the whole month a lot more fun. The best way to relax is to cut back on some of your activities and consider just attending the ones that you’ll really enjoy.

 

Remember your own favorite things

It’s hard to get in touch with the deeper meaning of the holidays when you’re pulled in 20 directions at once. Be sure to stop and take the time to enjoy your favorite traditions as a family.

 

Be flexible

Your traditions are not set in stone so start looking for creative ways to update your holiday traditions so that everyone is happy.

 

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Planning a Less Stressful Christmas. This 5-day course will help you get a jump start on planning a less stressful Christmas and best of all you’ll even receive some cool worksheets to help you plan along the way.

 

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