By now, you’ve got to be feeling the buzz of the season. As much as we enjoy this time of year with all the beautiful lights, cute warm clothes, and feel-good music…let’s be real, it can be a rollercoaster of stress, too.
So just in time to save your sanity, here’s a list of 15 Quick Tips To Navigate Family Time And Holiday Stress created to sprinkle a little extra joy and a lot less overwhelm into your holiday hustle.
- Plan Ahead
Start early and jot down what you need to do. It’s like a map for the season—less rushing, more enjoyment.
- Set Realistic Expectations
Embrace the imperfect! Not everything needs to be picture-perfect.
- Delegate Like a Pro
You don’t have to do it all alone! Share tasks with family and friends, making it a team effort.
- Practice Gratitude Daily
Pause and thank Jesus for the things you’re grateful for.
- Stick to Your Budget
Overspending can add unnecessary stress. Set a budget and stick to it. It’s a gift of peace of mind.
- Learn to Say No
It’s okay not to attend every event or take on every task. Your well-being matters!
- Stay Active
Whether it’s a brisk walk or a yoga session, move your body. This helps clear your mind.
- Indulge Responsibly
Treat yourself to the season’s goodies, but moderation is key. Too many sweets spike stress levels (and unwanted pounds).
- Create Quiet Time Each Day
Find moments to be alone, even if it’s just for a few minutes. It recharges your batteries.
- Laugh A Lot
Laughter truly is the best medicine.
- Sleep Matters
Don’t skimp on sleep! You know how you feel and act when you’re tired.
- Practice Mindfulness
Be present in the moment. Enjoy conversations and the beauty of the season.
- Utilize Tech Wisely
Unplug occasionally. Social media breaks can do wonders for your mental well-being.
- Flexibility Is Key
Plans may change, and that’s okay. Embrace the spontaneity of the season.
- Pray, Pray, Pray
How about this for a promise… Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Now, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and let’s sleigh this holiday stress together! You’re unstoppable! Merry Christmas, Reduced-stress Warrior!
Dive a little deeper by watching this podcast episode, “Navigating Family Time And Holiday Stress | Part 3 of 3”