Avoiding Holiday Stress

Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays are quickly approaching! After this point, time will be flying by and before you know it, it will be 2016!

Just imagine all of the events that are coming up: Thanksgiving, holiday parties, gift exchanges, New Years— It is all overwhelming! But we have a few tips to help you through the mayhem!

Begin Your Warboard Today!

Everything is much more manageable when you prepare a general plan for all of the upcoming events. Calendars, post-its, lists, and even apps are a few tools to help organize your thoughts and plan ahead. Write it all down and place your Warboard somewhere that you pass by everyday like your fridge. Having the ability to see upcoming events will lessen any unanticipated changes. For example: what gifts your buying, when is the company Holiday Party, when should you find new clothes for the family picture, etc. Once everything is written down, running errands will be a synch!

The Best Tool of All Could Be Your Phone!

There are applications such as: notepads, grocery lists, gift lists, and notifications that can thoroughly help you plan your season! You can easily find an app that can help you with events, times, specials, and purchasing items in one click!

Don’t Panic, Just Take A Step Back

Sometimes when you are working so hard to make the perfect turkey, or traveling through TSA, it is very easy to become overwhelmed, frustrated, and angry– if not hangry. The best way to handle this imminent stress is to take a step back. Just take a step back and breathe. All you need is 30 seconds to allow yourself to “simmer down”. It is too easy to begin to yell at the front-desk concierge about the flight being delayed, or to become flustered when your whole Thanksgiving order is incorrect. Yelling is not going to help. Take a moment, step away to collect your thoughts, and even give yourself a moment to find an alternate solution to the problem.

You Don’t Have To Be Perfect

Just always remember that no one and nothing is perfect. Imperfection is beauty! So don’t stress over every minor details; the overall vision is what matters! Just be you and enjoy yourself.
Best of luck and start planning ahead!
Happy Holidays!

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