Is your December out of hand? Gift lists, parties, decorations, shopping….
I’m just as guilty, trying to squeeze in everything before the holidays. Let’s face it, adding stress to the holiday season doesn’t usually make it more fun. Today, let’s step back and assess what we have left to do. The Life Skills Network has created tips to help you simplify your holidays!
1. Simplify Your Shopping
Buy online. Online shopping has been the center of simplifying my holidays. I can compare prices, avoid crowds and ship items directly to recipients saving time and money. For ideas check out 10 Amazing Frugal Gift Ideas Under $20.
Pick just one project. Now that I’m home, I love working on projects with the kids. However, it’s easy to get carried away. I saw this fabulous idea for Advent Boxes, but it’s going to have to wait until next year. When in doubt, defer!
Bake once. I’m still in search of the perfect Christmas cookie that I can make for everyone. My aunt is known for her fudge; someday I’d like to have a recipe that everyone looks forward to. This year I’m trying Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls and they taste pretty good so far!
3. Simplify Your Life
Do fewer things. Don’t overcommit yourself to every party and holiday invitation you receive. Put your effort into seeing those who mean the most to you. Schedule time after the holidays to get together with others.
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