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We are sure you’re in full planning mode. Not just planning for your wedding, but the entire holiday season, which can be a complete strain. Living in a society where we are expected to have a perfect messy braid, Martha Stewart-esque home, and a ridiculously on point wardrobe is seriously hard to attain. Even if you’re hosting just a few holidays in a row while having a regular 9-5, it can stress a person out.
We’re stressed just thinking about it. Here are some tips to own it this holiday —
Holiday Stress Management Tips:
- Plan ahead. Prepare as much as you can before your guests arrive. Since you won’t be scrambling the day before your guests come, you can spend that free time doing more fun, stress-relieving things like reading books or hanging out with your partner. Mom always did tell us that procrastination never paid.
- Try not to overspend. People are usually just happy to see you and spend quality time building their moments with you.
- Volunteer to go get the groceries. Do you have guests? Can’t seem to get a minute alone? Make a list of groceries and give everyone else an activity that will distract them while you’re gone. Once you’ve popped in a movie they’ll all enjoy, sneak out to your car, blast your favorite playlist and take the long way to the store. When you get back, you’ll be refreshed and ready to play the charming host/ess again.
- Take care of yourself. Sure, you can’t make lists when you’re taking a nap. But eating well, resting, and being good to yourself keeps you healthy and happy. Self-care is the easiest way to stay on your A-game during the holidays.
- There’s an app for that. We just happen to have a planning toolkit that you can use to make your holiday so. much. easier. You can find it here.
- Ask for and give help. We can’t stress enough, if you need help — ask for it! Your friends and family will feel good for doing it and you will feel good to have a burden lifted from your shoulders. Don’t forget to return the favor — holidays are all about giving.
These are only a few tips out of many to keep you sane for the holidays. What is your go-to method for holiday stress relief? Let us know in the comments!