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Stress-Free Family Holiday Month


Why is it that the holidays are both the most joyful and most STRESSFUL time of the year? We should be thinking about peace on earth, goodwill toward all people, and the start of a new year. Unfortunately, many of us are caught up in unreasonable expectations for our holiday gatherings. We think that if we just do everything right, this holiday will be "PERFECT". Well, wake up and smell the Yule log! There is no such thing as a perfect holiday -- not in real life -- and expecting one just sets you up for disappointment. So let's talk this month about what is REQUIRED for you to experience a pleasant, fulfilling, and stress-free holiday.

Some Practical Organizing Tips...

Look at your true PRIORITIES this holiday season. Decide what this time of year means to you, what you want and don't want to happen this year -- and make those choices about how you will spend your time, money, and energy accordingly.
Create a NOT to do this season -- things that you've felt pressured to take care of in the past, but you really don't enjoy and aren't critical to you enjoying the holiday. Then think about ways to make the chores that are left easier and more enjoyable.
Keep track of what works and what doesn't this year. Then take steps to REPEAT your successes and correct any problems next year. Choose the kind of holiday you want -- through the decisions you make and the way you spend your resources.

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Advice For A Stress-Free Christmas
Enjoy the festivities without running yourself ragged with this grab-bag of advice

Coping With Holiday Stress
Discusses handling family pressures, financial issues, and other holiday stress

Coping With The Holiday Hazards Of Family Traditions
Incorporate family traditions into your holidays while leaving the stress behind

Coping With The Holidays: 12 Tips
Smart tips to survive the festivities and minimize stress and holiday blues

Holiday Survival Guide
Stress busters, tension tamers, and tips from Better Homes And Gardens

Holiday Survival Guide For Step Families
Resources for coping with stress and creating new, blended traditions

Stay Cool This Yule
How to keep your loved ones from making you crazy during the holidays

Stress Free Holiday Cards
Send your loved-ones some encouragement this holiday seasons

Surviving Holiday Family Gatherings
Essential tips for surviving your next family holiday gathering with grace

Surviving Holiday Hell
Family holidays that aren't picture perfect -- join the club

Surviving The Holidays And Family Visits
Helpful hints for surviving spending the holidays with your nearest and dearest

The Time & Money Crunch: Managing Holiday Stress
Tips for focusing on the true joy of family holidays -- without going broke

Tips For Stress-Free Travel
Most of us travel out of town during the holidays -- but it doesn't have to be painful

Top Tips For A Stress Free Christmas
Smart tips for keeping calm so you can actually enjoy the festivities


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