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Tis the season to be jolly -- and you'll have a very merry Christmas if you check out this holiday video series from Howcast.
You Will Need
- Family peace treaty
- Realistic expectations
- Budget (optional)
- Volunteer opportunities (optional)
Make a list
Make a list of your priorities and check it twice, making sure it realistically aligns with your available time and energy. Don't take on more than you can handle.
Plan days for shopping, sending cards, baking, and other favorite holiday activities.
Delegate tasks to other family members, keeping in mind that even small children are capable of providing an extra hand.
Create time for yourself
Create time for yourself to refresh, recharge, and keep focused on what is truly meaningful about the season.
Avoid overindulgence, resisting the extra goodies and drinks, and stay committed to caring for your body with adequate sleep and exercise.
Make a peace treaty
Make a peace treaty with family members with whom you have differences, setting aside a later time to address conflicts.
Maintain a realistic attitude
Maintain a realistic attitude, letting go of perfection, and adapt to family changes and circumstances, while remembering to hold precious the small things that make lasting memories.