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Stress-free Christmas? It's possible with these simple steps!

Stress-free Christmas? It's possible with these simple steps!

It's the most wonderful time of the year. But it's also the most stressful! 

Admit it: you love the holiday season.

What we all really dislike, it's the pressure and rush that comes with getting everything organised. Letting the stress to get to us can ruin the festive joy. Luckily, we've got few tips that can help you make the most of the holiday season! 

1. "Good enough" really is good enough

Don't try to overdo it this year - bigger doesn't always mean better. What's wrong with an artificial Christmas tree? It can be easily stored and reused over the years.

Keep the decorations simple, too. 

2. Don't hesitate to ask for help

In fact, guests prefer to take on some small tasks, instead of standing around while you attempt to do everything yourself. 

Also, get the kids involved. 

3. Focus on what's important

Christmas cards need writing but you just cannot get around doing it?

Think about what's important to you. Pick 10 most important relatives and leave the rest for the time being.

Or call them instead.

4. Go for gift wrapping option

Paying to have your gifts wrapped can save you time as well as money spent on excess wrapping paper, tape, bows, and gift cards.

5. Schedule a break

Remeber to take me-time. If you can't get a whole afternoon to yourself, how about having a relaxing bath? 

6. Make a change to your Christmas tradition

If the ritual you do every single year starts to drive you crazy, don't be afraid to change it. Look out for a new, fresh perspective that can make the season fun again. 

Speaking of fun ...

7. Don't forget to have fun

Remember: Christmas is a holiday season to enjoy with your family. Don't let the stress turn you into the Grinch! 

Give yourself permission to forget about all those tasks still left on your to-do list.

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