With the holiday season upon us, it’s easy for us to say yes to every party invite and become a Martha Stewart and Santa to everyone we know. The holidays can be challenging as we feel the heaviness of unspoken expectations and unrealistic demands that are placed on us. When we do things out of obligation we’ll feel resentful, tired, and angry – we’ll feel as though our time is not our own and we’re losing control of it. One of the ways we can bring joy and peace back into the holidays is by being intentional with our time – this may mean making decisions based on love rather than out of duty, learning to say no without feeling guilty, and learning to do less. May we master the art of living intentionally everyday.
The Christmas holidays can be a stressful time of the year with family responsibilities, deadlines at work, and unspoken expectations. But it doesn’t have to be stressful and we don’t have to be stressed. At every moment of everyday we have a choice – if you find yourself getting stressed either say no or delegate the task. Monitor and acknowledge your stress, and practice these 10 tips to keep calm during the hustle and bustle of this holiday season.