Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday

Holidays are one of the most stressful activities you can imagine.

If you're thinking of party, shopping, trip or event for the family, ask yourself if it will help you achieve your family's goals.

For food preparations, set aside a weekend day to spend time with your kids making cookies or crafts. These are budget-friendly goodies which are affordable gifts for friends, teachers and neighbors.

When you are shopping, make a thorough assessment why you are giving gifts, and what are the motives? You can do hours of shopping and wrapping gifts for everyone you know that helped you meet your goals. If not, find other gestures to show people you care such as making donations in their names to a charity.

Think carefully about your motives for attending parties, and learn to feel comfortable saying no. Don't feel pressured to entertain home, and if you do, accept offers for help and keep it casual.