Don’t Get Caught Up in the Season

While you are preparing for Christmas don’t forget yourself. How do you manage that when you only have 24 hours in a day? Streamline your activities. Write a list of everything you feel you want to get done by the holiday, and then scratch off anything that can wait until next year. As for the rest, decide what to keep. For example, you may want to nix the holiday cards or say no to a few invitations in order to create space in your calendar, but hold on to the activities you most enjoy. Do what you absolutely must, and what you really want to do, and enlist the help of others when possible. Streamlining will leave more time to take care of yourself.