The holidays are a great time for bringing family and friends together, gets everyone in the holiday spirit. The other thing that holidays do is bring on the stress, are you feeling it? Is the house in total chaos?
According to an article at timesfreepress.com, “Need time to Enjoy the Holidays”
“There’s no rule that says that all Christmas activities have to be crammed into the week before Christmas. You can decorate your home for the holiday season in November if you want (or even, like I do, leave some Christmas lights up all year round.) Food for the holiday season can be bought in advance, and Christmas gifts can be bought any time of year. Stretching out your Christmas activities over a longer period of time can really help reduce stress.
Who says that you personally have to wrap all the Christmas gifts, do all the baking, and/or do all the holiday season decorating? This year, give yourself the gift of holiday stress relief by patronizing a local bakery, hiring a cleaning service to clean your home, or even having your holiday season party or festive dinner catered.
Think about how much your time (and sanity) is worth, and contract out accordingly. Use the gift wrapping services that many businesses provide this time of year. Assign some tasks to other family members. Using the time management strategies of outsourcing and will lighten your workload and your mood.” To read the entire article click here.