9 Tips to Keep Your Sanity Over the Holidays
Plan: Make a to-do list and keep it handy so you can refer to it while you’re out and about.
Calendar: Schedule time in your calendar when you can and will actually do these things.
Break it down: If your list is overwhelming, break it into smaller, more doable pieces. You don’t have to complete everything in a day.
Consolidate: Group like items or chores together. For example, if you’re going to the mall, check several things off while you’re there.
Delegate: Your spouse or partner, children, significant other or other family members who celebrate with you can help. LET THEM! After all, the holidays are for togetherness.
Get help: You don’t have to do it all. Free up time by hiring someone. Neighborhood teens and kids home from college are eager to earn money this time of year!
Re-think it: Just because it’s “tradition,” doesn’t mean you have to do it every year. Mix it up!
Get started: The earlier you start, the less stressful it will be.
Make it fun: Listen to great music while tackling your list, ask a friend to lunch between errands, or treat yourself to something nice when you’re finished.
Remember, take moments of gratitude — being with your family and friends (even if it is over video) is what life is all about…