Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Do you spend the holiday season rushing around like one of Santa’s Helpers?

Taking the time to apply a few of these time-management strategies may make all the difference in making sure this holiday is more happy than hectic.

Make a list and check it twice.

Having all of your to dos right in front of you will help you to better manage them.  Make sure the list is always with you, so that you can check items off and you’re always prepared to tackle these to dos whenever you have a free moment.

Pick and choose your Holiday activities.

Many of us turn the entire month of December into a whirl of non-stop holiday preparations. If the things on your list that you have to do outnumber the things that you want to do, it’s time to make your list more manageable by eliminating some of these.

Break gift shopping gridlock.

You don’t have to take the time to drive anywhere to shop if you don’t want to. Shop and buy holiday gifts online. Visit for some great gift ideas.

Slow down.

You don’t need to buy, put up, and decorate the tree all in the same day. Build time to relax and enjoy the festive season into your schedule. Take the time to drive around and enjoy the incredible displays of lights, make snow angels with the kids, or just take a long hot bath. Your holiday stress will drop considerably.

Feel free to share what helps you keep your sanity intact during the holidays.