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How to Make It through the Holidays Stress-Free

As you know, we are entering the holiday season. I imagine things at your house are similar to mine during this time of year. Not only does the calendar get booked up with must-do festivities, but our time is cut even more short by all the additional holiday shopping, baking and other prep work that has to be done before the holiday actually arrives. Add all that to the additional financial strain the holidays put on us and it equals a lot of stress!

The stress that most adults deal with at the holidays is unreal, but the good news is that you have the power to make it through this time of year with little to no stress. All you need to do is follow the tips below.

Start Shopping Now. Whether we are talking about shopping for holiday gifts, holiday cards, decorations for a holiday party you’re hosting or the groceries needed for a holiday dinner – you can get this shopping out of the way now (most of it anyways). Aside from the cold groceries needed for holiday meals, everything else can be purchased early. If you can start your shopping now, when the stores aren’t packed, then do it. Even if you have to do a little every pay check, that will help because by the time the holidays arrive the stores will be packed and if you only have a few items left on the list, then you won’t have to fight the crowds for long. Plus, once the shopping is done, that’s over half the stress surrounding the holidays…so get it out of the way! Prioritize and Say “No.” This is probably the hardest thing for me to do. I hate to say “no” when I’m asked to help or attend an event that…