Do you know who you are buying for? Do you know what good deed you might like to do? Do you know which parties are happening at which day and time? Do you know what's on Santa's list from your children? Have you strategically created a Holiday Money Mastery Plan? Are you playing Hostess with the Mostest or Holiday Traveler? Did the list of questions overwhelm you?
Regardless if we like it or not, the Holidays are on us. We kicked off last week with Thanksgiving and many of my clients came in and said, "Overwhelmed! I am so Overwhelmed!" Some even said that the thought of being with family made them cringe, the thought of not having family kind of made them sad, and many others had a slew of thoughts contributing to the overwhelm.
Well, I'm here to be a little in your face...Here we go Again.
Are you prepared and ready for the battle of the Holiday Spirit? Are you The Grinch or The Faithful One? Which do you want to be? I want to be the Faithful One...the one who has her list, checks it twice, and finds out who's been nice(including herself). The only issue is that when Overwhelm strikes it's very hard to breath, let alone be nice. That's why I've put together a quick 3 Tipper List for You to be proactive instead of reactive.
Here are 3 Quick Tips to Reduce Stress during this Holiday Season:
1) Go through your List of Who Gets Gifts and which parties you will be attending and what is needed from you for each.
Bonus Tip: If you didn't keep your list of who you gave to last year, NOW is a good time to start creating one. Save it for future years and modify as needed.
2) Write Daily lists of to do's and action items (not just what's needed for the season, but Life)
Items needed: Bright, Colorful, Inexpensive 1 subject notebook, highlighter, and a pen or pencil.
Whatever doesn't get highlighted or lined through gets moved to the next day, but only if you left for 1 month and it would be okay if it was still there waiting for you.
3) Be Grateful & Fake Smile Every Morning
Put a pretend smile on your face each morning while you are alone. No one else sees this, but you and write 5 things that you are truly grateful for.
Items Needed: Gratitude Journal-it doesn't have to be fancy
A mouth(this is for the smile).
Bonus Tip: Be grateful for 1 thing about the person that bugs you the most. There is a lesson to be learned in a difficult relationship or a person who aggravates the ever-living being out of you.
Here's to a StressLess Holiday Season.
Want to Knock Out the Stress of the Season quicker? I'm offering 15 Minute Holiday Stress K.O. Sessions. Email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if this is a good fit for you.