Easy Ways To Beat Christmas Stress (And Not HATE Christmas)
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We can all probably agree that the month of December is one (if not the most) festive occasion celebrated across the globe. It's when all types of holidays are jam-packed such as Thanksgiving, Black Friday Sale, Cyber Monday, and of course, Christmas. Indeed, the holidays bring good memories to all of us. After all, it is the perfect time for family reunions, get togethers, gatherings, exchanging gifts and delicious foods. But along the festive mood of this holiday season comes the stress of Christmas preparations.
If you're one to suffer Christmas stress, then now is the perfect time to end or reduce your holiday stress. We're positive it's going to help you make sane decisions despite the festivities around. Here are some tried and tested ways to do so:
Your iPhone apps will come in handy.
We use our phones almost entirely everyday for different purposes. But for Christmas, it will really come in handy... especially your mobile apps. If your car tires got busted in the middle of a Christmas rush and you can't find a ride to get to your parent's house, there's Uber. Cranky child? Your iPhone's game center will take care of the rest. Phones aren't so bad after all.
Start your Christmas morning with some melancholy music.
There are so many songs related to Christmas, so pick one you like the most. And if you're on Spotify, just turn on your wifi connection and you're all set to get the Christmas spirit started. It's definitely one click away.
Make Christmas chores a family affair.
There are some holiday chores that can certainly tire you out. The secret here is to involve each and every member of your family in Christmas planning. Any activity will be much more fun when you do it with your loved ones. Just take Christmas tree decoration for example.
Plan your day earlier.
Rushing is the main reason why you are stressed during the holiday. This is why you must plan your Christmas festivities weeks, or even months earlier so that you can avoid cramming. You can buy Christmas gifts at any time of the year and you can buy Christmas dish ingredients months in advance.
Learn to say no... even to your spouse's parents.
During this season, there are many parties to attend. If you will try to squeeze all of it in your schedule, your stress level will surely soar up high. What you have to understand is the fact that sometimes you have to learn to say no to some of your friends or family members (especially your spouse's parents) so that you can have more than enough time to spend with your family. In addition to that, you must know that you cannot do everything so forego some of the unnecessary activities, no matter how good those are.
With the tips given above, you can surely be able to love Christmas with all your heart. After all, these tips will help to reduce holiday stress which is the only thing that we all hate about this season.
MYC Writer: Elonah BionedaSubscribe to UpdatesRelated Articles