Christmas can be a wonderful time that brings joy, but it can also be a stressful time. Use these Keep Calm Christmas Tips to ease your stress.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why are you stressed out? With all the parties to attend, gifts to buy, and dinners to host, it’s no wonder that stress can take over and zap the joy right out of the Christmas season. Put the brakes on the stress train with these keep calm Christmas tips.
🛍 Manage Expectations
One way to keep stress at bay is to manage your expectations throughout holiday activities.
Mentally prepare for what’s in store and have some things in mind to help when stress levels are on the rise.
- Long lines at the store? Use this time to text your friends and family to stay connected.
- Someone steal your parking spot? Consider it the perfect time to add some extra steps to your counter.
💵 Manage Finances
One of the leading causes of stress during the holidays is money. It’s easy to get caught up in the gift-giving frenzy and overspend. Before you get carried away and max out the credit cards, create a realistic budget and use some of the tips here to lessen the financial stress.
- Suggest drawing names for a family gift exchange.
- Bake delicious treats to give as gifts.
- Choose a bottle of wine or a box of candy.
- Give teachers gift cards. (They have tons of Best Teacher mugs!)
🤝 Connect & Let Go of Stress
One of the best ways to reconnect with the spirit of the season is to volunteer some of your time to a worthy cause.
When we focus on helping others, we release all those happy brain chemicals that can help us feel centered and calm.
Consider volunteering at Bridging RVA’s Community Christmas Day Dinner 2019. The dinner is December 25 from 11 AM – 3 PM at Temple Ahabah, 1111 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23224.
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