This week's theme is "less is more!" This week, and for the rest of the month, a focus on eating less, spending less, and DOING less can help you stress less. The following resources can help you to make these goals a habit, so you can actually enjoy the holiday season more, and start the new year off right: with confidence and enthusiasm rather than mild remorse. You can also share your best tips in comments and Reader Response articles, and share tips on Facebook and Twitter. Enjoy your week! -Elizabeth
The holiday season is one of many joys and many stresses, and, for many people, one of the main stressors of the holiday season--holiday spending--is becoming more stressful due to tight budgets and the holiday debt that so many people accrue. If you're looking for ways to celebrate the holiday in a way that brings ample joy, closeness, and lasting memories, but without the lasting debt, I have some ideas for you! (Here's a starter: agree ahead of time to limit gift prices to a certain amount, like #15, and see how creative you can get and still stay within the limit!)
Why do we tend to overeat during the holiday season, and what can we do to curb these tendencies so we don't have "eater's remorse" in January? Read on, and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The key to a less-stressed holiday? Well, just as each snowflake is unique, but basically similar, your approach to holiday stress relief may be unique to you, but basically this: relax! Here are some ways in which you can do this: relax!
Holidays can bring significant stress! What causes you holiday stress? Have you found any holiday stress solutions that work well? Share your holiday stress stories and holiday stress relief tips here. From singing carols, to 'keeping calm and getting on with it', we've got some great responses from other readers already, which you may really enjoy!