Christmas is a time for doing special things with the family, but holiday events can fill up the calendar too quickly. We often find ourselves running from one event to the next without so much as a breath in between. To enjoy a merry time and reduce holiday stress, prioritize important things and family time.
Make a list of the things you usually do at Christmas and the things you feel you have to do. Ask yourself these two important questions:
Did I enjoy this event? Was it important to be there for others? If the answer is yes, schedule it in. If not eliminate it from your schedule.
• Together as a family, list the fun things you want to do.
• Decide on a realistic number of events to attend and to host.
• Eliminate unrealistic and unaffordable choices.
• Remember to schedule rest periods.
You can have great fun and create family traditions around these simple events.