For so many December is such a busy and stressful month. We have the decorating, shopping, baking, planning, parties and so much more that we stay extremely busy and get stressed out.
The thing is, we don't have to be so busy. We don't have to get stressed out. We can eliminate those feelings.
My dear bloggy friend, Traci, posted the other day about Letting Go Of Holiday Stress and how she was not going to do Christmas cards this year as way to eliminate some Christmastime stress.
Here are a couple of other tips that can help you stay peaceful in a stressful time:
- No matter how busy you think you are, no matter how crazy things get, never, ever forget to have your quiet time with God. He is the reason for this season, after all.
- Be sure to get enough sleep. You know how many hours your body needs to function properly. Make sure you go to bed on time each night. And if possible, try to go to bed an hour early once a week. An extra hour of sleep is always a blessing.
- As my bloggy friend, Traci, did, go through your normal routine of Christmas and see if there is anything you can eliminate, like cards or attending a party every weekend.
- Instead of stressing over gifts, think of what a person really needs. Try getting gift certificates for hair cuts, oil changes, gas cards, etc.
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