The holidays are a merry time, but the preparations leading up to them . . . well, maybe not so much. That’s because when we dedicate so much time and effort to get everything we need and meet everyone else’s needs, it becomes a blur of chaos. Here are some quick, handy tips to make the holidays less hectic—so you can fully enjoy the season!
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1. Create A Gift Buying Budget
Creating a budget will save you time and money! You can also group your budget into friends, family, & coworkers to make the process easier.
2. Remember Your Regular Priorities
Keeping to your regular routine, such as working out, reading, doing chores, and tackling personal projects, amid the chaos of the season will reduce your stress greatly. You deserve it!
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3. Give Yourself Extra Time
Give yourself extra time when it comes to cleaning, getting things ready, and traveling! Holiday season means more traffic, less parking, & longer lines; the more time you can give yourself, the better!
4. Don't Decorate All At Once
Who says you have to decorate the whole house all in one day?? There's nothing that gets the holidays off on the wrong foot like trying to do everything at once and burning yourself out!
5. Create To-Do Lists
Organize your days and weeks into lists that are manageable to keep yourself from trying to do too much too fast. For example, using these handy lists will help prevent your to-do list from turning into a wish list.
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