The holidays are not always full of ‘Fa-La-La-La-La’s’ and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Sometimes, between the family dinners and finding the perfect gift, things can get quite… unpleasant, to say the least.
Here are the Top 5 Stressors for the Holiday Season…
Every year you say you’re not going to overdo it, and yet somehow you still end up having another slice of Christmas cake. Don’t deprive yourself of Grandma’s baking, but try to up your intake of water and maybe stick to just two plates at dinner.
Those cousins you only see once a year. The in-laws that always have something to complain about. Try and remember it’s Christmas and it’s, (hopefully), just for a few hours.
3. Lack of Time
The kids might feel like it takes “FOREVER” for Christmas to come, but as adults we know time is precious. Between work, shopping, cooking, baking, wrapping, parties, and whatever else the holidays bring, time management is key. Plus try to schedule at least an hour a day to yourself, just to relax and enjoy the season with friends and family.
Trying to find that perfect gift can either be super easy, or, (for the most part), super stressful. But before you aimlessly start wandering around the mall, sit down, and think. What interests does the person have? Have they mentioned something that they would like or need? Once you’ve come up with a few ideas, then go out and buy those specific things.
Of course after you DO find the perfect gift, now you have to pay for it. The holidays are all fun and games until you get that bill in the mail in January. In order to NOT start the New Year off in debt, try setting a budget, and… this is more important… STICK TO IT!