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The 12 Tips of Christmas: How to Survive the Holiday Season with Less Stress and More Joy

December 16, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes





Decorating. Christmas cards. Santa photos. Cooking. Cleaning. Travel. Shopping. Gift Wrapping. And a partridge in a pear tree. The holiday season can be one of the toughest, most stressful times of the year, and it just doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why I’ve compiled 12 different tips so you can enjoy the holiday season and spend time doing what matters most to you.

Tune in to hear more about my 12 Tips of Christmas:

  1. Let go of perfection.

  2. It’s not your responsibility to make everyone happy.

  3. Your happiness is your responsibility, no one else’s.

  4. Speak up about what means most to you.

  5. This is not a competition.

  6. You’re allowed to do the holidays your own way.

  7. Prepare for what you can, and let the rest go.

  8. You don’t have to say yes to every party invitation.

  9. You don’t have to do every tradition.

  10. You don’t have to do everything yourself.

  11. It’s ok to not feel merry and bright all the time.

  12. Remember why we celebrate.

Do you have any holiday survival tips you can’t live without? Let us know over in the It’s About Time Podcast Community on Facebook.


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