How to stress less during the holidays

The holiday season is upon us and as we get ready to be busier than we've been all year, I wanted to share some tips and secrets for staying stress free.

Remember the 80/20 rule, to focus on the 20% (what must get done) and the 80% (if it gets done will be nice, but if not won't be the end of the world).

To keep the holiday stress away, stay on top of the tools you use all year:

  • Your calendar: Make sure all family members are on board by using a shared calendar to avoid any last minute surprises.
  • To do list:  Delegate responsibilities to family members that can help share the load.
  • Budget:  Make a budget and stick to it!  At this time of year it's even more important than ever.  Have family members help decide who will buy gifts for whom.

Just remember, with a little pre-planning over the holidays you can get organized with ease.  The most important thing to remember is not to worry about anything that is not essential and to make time to enjoy what really and friends!