Take Time For Yourself

It is important that while you are busy shopping, planning during the holidays, making sure your kids have enough activities to do, and you are getting all your cooking done, you still take time for yourself. By finding time to yourself that doesn’t involve anything to do with the holidays, you will relieve some of that holiday stress that is overwhelming you. Here are some simple ways to reduce your holiday stress.

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Schedule Time Every Day to Do Something On Your Own

Taking time for yourself doesn’t mean you need an entire day or weekend where you don’t see anyone. All you really need to do is have a little bit of time each day to push the holiday craziness aside. This can be as simple as taking a bubble bath, having a warm tea, or enjoying a nice walk by a nearby pond or lake on your lunch break. These moments are precious, but they won’t come automatically. Sometimes you need to include them in your schedule.

Find Non-Holiday Things You Can Do

Another way to take more time for yourself is to find things that have nothing to do with the holidays. This is hard when you feel like every errand you run involves the holidays. The party planning, Christmas shopping, or food shopping for the upcoming festivities. However, see if there is an event or activity you can attend on your own that isn’t holiday-related. Or spend an evening with a girlfriend and promise not to talk about the holidays even once.

Get Help With Some of Your Tasks

In some cases, there is just too much to do during this time of year to find time for yourself. This is when you need to create it by delegating some of your tasks. If the reason you don’t have time is that you are planning the Holiday dinner all on your own, then you need to start getting some help. Have some other people to help get your home ready. They can buy decorations, go shopping for the food, or bring a few dishes so you aren’t cooking everything yourself.

Ask Someone to Watch Your Kids For a Night

What if you have kids at home that are too young to be home alone. Getting a family member (or sitter) so you can go out and do something by yourself is sometimes needed. Whether this is going to get a manicure or massage on your own, or spending a kid-free night with your significant other, it is important to have this quality time.

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Holiday Survival Guide

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