With only a few days to go…there’s still time to get you ‘Christmas’ act together without all the stress.
Accept that you can’t do it all. Give yourself permission to let some traditions go.
Be present and make memories. In other words, stop, look and listen. Stop what you’re doing and enjoy the moment.
Buy, don’t bake. Instead give the business to a local bake shop.
Call or send e-cards. It’s okay not send out traditional cards.
Wrap as you buy. Don’t leave it to the 24th and stay up all night wrapping.
Keep a list of last minute errands. Delegate as much as possible.
Opt finger food or potluck dinners. Forgo the formal sit-down and go casual.
Shop ASAP. Stock up now on groceries and beverages that will carry you through the New Year.
Still have gifts to buy? Opt for experiences and perishables, gift cards (creatively wrapped), re-gift, swap IOUs etc.
Trim to-do list. Ask yourself, “If I don’t do this, what will happen?” Pare down chores to only the necessary ones.