Handling Holiday Stress + A Link Up!

While the Christmas season may be filled with joy, happiness, and service; it’s also can be filled with stress, lack of motivation, and weariness. As I’ve gotten older and taken on more “adult” responsibilities I can now understand why this isn’t necessarily the “most wonderful time” of the year for everyone. Parents ransacking every store looking for their children’s must-have Christmas toys, mothers spending countless hours making Christmas goodies, trying to balance work responsibilities while making time for family parties and other Christmas traditions….. You get my drift. I am the queen of Stress so coming from an expert on the subject, I’m sharing my recommendations of how to have a STRESS-FREE holiday season, no matter what comes your way!

Relax & Pamper Yourself // Christmas is a time for service, but don’t forget to serve yourself! By this time of the year you’re likely burned out (I know I am!) and are in need of a little pampering to keep you sane. Consider treating yourself to a massage, pedicure, or simple bubble bath away from all distractions. A little relaxation will rejuvenate your energy and keep you at the top of your game.

Beauty Sleep // Don’t put your Zzz’s on the back burner. You’ll be able to enjoy all of the holiday festivities better if you’re actually awake to take part. Give yourself a schedule of when you’re going to be in bed and stick to it.  Get enough rest but remember to not oversleep!

Remember What’s Really Important // Christmas over the centuries has become more and more worldly. Perfect presents do not create a Perfect Christmas. Spending time with love ones and focusing more deeply on the life of the Savior will bring more Christmas joy than any new gift ever could. In the hustle and bustle of the season it’s easy to get caught up in the tangible desires of Christmas and we tend to forget what’s really important. Laugh. Love. Cry. Count Your Many Blessings. Reflect on Jesus Christ. Enjoy Every Moment. Be Merry.

Stay Organized // During the holiday season there is an overload of family parties, ugly sweater get-togethers and work obligations to make you want to stop before you’ve even started.  To avoid wanting to gouge your eye out with a fork, keep a calendar and day planner by your side throughout the season so you can remember details about each event and ensure that no event is forgotten. This will also help you better plan your free time to ensure all of your other “to-do” list items get checked off.

I hope these tips were helpful! I’d love to hear your comments below on if you agree or disagree with these!  Or if you have other tips I may not have mentioned. Stress can be a great motivator but don’t let it get the best of you! Christmas time is one of the best seasons of the year and it’s meant to be enjoyed! Relax, smell the fresh pine, and have a holly-jolly Christmas!

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  1. Yay, new link up! I'm so excited to be a part of it!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  2. Great tips, and thanks for hosting!


  3. Awesome tips! I could definitely use some sleep and pampering haha. So good to see you again last night! You are the cutest :D

  4. I am really bad at relaxing and pampering myself, I need to work on this :P

  5. Thanks for another great link up!

    -Allie @ LunaVida


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