Holiday season is generally a fabulous time of year, but it can sometimes be rather hectic.
From traveling, house guests, creating fabulous meals, and even decorating the holidays can walk a very fine line between stress and happiness.
Chaos can quickly engulf us if we let it, but hopefully here are some tips to help you keep your cool and the happiness levels much higher than the stressful ones.
1) Make lists.
Whether it is the shopping list for dinner (ham, yams, milk, flowers, , a check list for the guest bathroom (towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc), or the packing list and itinerary for vacation.
2) Mentally prepare.
Take a few minutes to visual what you would like to happen, the worst case scenario, and that middle ground — what is most probable to happen. When we can be prepared for messes, changes in our routines, and other circumstances we can much better deal with them during and afterwards.
3) Make room for change.
Whether it is clearing out some room in the fridge for leftovers, or in the bathroom for a house guest, planning extra time in our schedules for some fun and relaxation (or better yet quiet time in a bubble bath or getting a pedicure).