5 Tips to Stress Less This Holiday Season

Wednesday Nov 29th, 2023



While holiday celebrations can be fun, planning and hosting – and in some cases even attending – can be stressful. Here are five tips to reduce your stress levels this holiday, so you can focus on what’s important!

  1. Establish expectations ahead of time with your family on the intention of your celebration. This helps keep everyone on the same page to avoid uncomfortable dinner conversations.
  2. Assign each attendee to a different dish to cut down on kitchen activity – someone takes an appetizer, dessert, side dish, etc. Send a reminder a few days before so folks remember to bring their dish!
  3. If you’re driving to the party, leave plenty of time to get there in case of traffic or inclement weather. Consider a ride share to avoid having to drive at all.
  4. Designate a “cleanup committee” to help with clearing the table, sorting dishes, bagging up leftovers, etc. Opening presents? Have a large trash bag nearby for guests to dispose of wrapping paper.
  5. Treat yourself to a massage after the holiday hustle is over!

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