Holidays are Meant to be Enjoyed
When you are feeling less than jolly during these holidays, it’s time to take a moment and relax. There are so many demands from friends and family and all of the time spent shopping and preparing the home and food it is easy to see how one can feel burned out during the Christmas season. Here are some tips on how to avoid the burnout!
Plan Ahead – Stores get more and more crammed and become more desperate the closer it gets to Christmas. Plan ahead and shop online to make sure you get everything done, stress free.
Budget, Budget, Budget – To keep money worries off your mind, create a list of all potential expenses. Decide what on the list is necessary and then allot a certain amount of money for each item. Try to stick to this so you won't panic when you open your bank statement; having a wish list really helps with this.
Visit Your Loved Ones – If you are expected to attend many dinners, or events from many people, or even just to spend time with them, stop and think whom you really wish to see. Christmas is for loved ones, not running around and trying to do everything. Christmas visits should be relaxing, not a source of tension!
Take Time for Yourself – Even though Christmas is focused on giving, take advantage of the free time and relax. If you start to feel tension take a step back, breathe and do something that you find fulfilling and rejuvenating. Taking time for yourself will help prepare you to move into the next year.
Don’t Do it All At Once – While it’s tempting to try and pack all of your days absolutely full, try and spread it out. Spend some days shopping, others cooking, some with friends and some with family. By spreading out activities and responsibilities you will give yourself time to rest and be able to enjoy, also your spirits will stay lifted and merry.
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to take part in personal traditions and share love and time with the people that are closest to you. Christmas burnout can take some of the holiday joy away from you, and really get you down. Make sure to stay organized, plan ahead and take time to relax to avoid Christmas burn out.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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