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How to enjoy Christmas, instead of stressing!

How to enjoy Christmas instead of stressing

Hey everyone! It’s Blogmas Day no.2! Today we are looking at how to enjoy Christmas, instead of stressing! This is because Xmas can be a very stressful time when having to make everyone happy, shops being busy, and having to buy lots of presents!

So how can we help this holiday season be less stressful?…..

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Organization βœ”οΈ

Being organized for Christmas is essential for not being stressed. This can include completing your Christmas shopping early, wrapping presents, making a schedule, etc. Being organized can reduce stress and you are prepared for the upcoming holiday. You may not find things because you have left it till the last minute. This will increase your stress levels.

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Sticking within your budget πŸ’΅

To make Christmas less stressful, you need to stick within your budget. Unfortunately, if you go over your budget it can cause you to stress about money. I tend to make a small budget for each person and plan out roughly what I’m going to get for them.

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Lists πŸ“

This leads perfectly on to creating lists for Christmas! I find that creating a plan and lists is really good for my wellbeing and being able to take control of my stress. Having lists help me figure out and organize myself. I write things down such as who I’m buying for, ideas of what to get them, etc. Once you have completed this, it makes you feel really good when ticking them off.

You can also create lists of other things to do this Christmas such as; make Christmas dinner, do the shopping, visit family etc. Even Santa uses lists to remember!

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Get rest! 😴

Christmas can be super tiring! This is why we need to make sure we get lots of rest, as well as being busy. If we don’t, this can result in being tired and cause you to be stressed. However, don’t get too much rest otherwise you won’t get things done!

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Online Shopping πŸ›’

If you find overcrowded spaces stressful or prefer to be at home, then this idea is perfect for you! Have you ever considered online shopping? I prefer to do it in real life to experience what I am buying however sometimes it is easier to have it delivered to you with just one click!

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Get into the Christmas spirit πŸŽ…

If you don’t get into the Christmas spirit, things can be miserable and not fun! So come on! Get into the Christmas spirit! Jam out that Christmas playlist, put on those Christmas jumpers, and party! I also love to watch movies, have a nice hot chocolate, and visit my family.

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Hope this post has helped you with becoming less stressed this Christmas! Due to Covid, I don’t have many plans for this year, do you?

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(30) Comments

  1. Great tips. I do most of my shopping online for Christmas. I also think it’s great that you can support more small online creators and businesses that way! It’s such a stressful time of year, so anything we can do to make it a bit calmer is good in my opinion! xxx

    1. Yes definitely! I think Etsy is a really good place to shop when wanting to support small businesses! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚ xx

      1. Natalie Barletta says:

        These are great tips! This year I’ve been doing all of my shopping early and online, and I always get a list!

        1. Thank you! Glad to hear you are good at being organised this year!

  2. These are great tips! I’ve done all my Christmas shopping online so far especially from small businesses & I have made a list & been keeping track of how much I spend on each person to make sure I don’t go overboard.

    1. That’s great, well done you! X

  3. I’m definitely going to make a list for Christmas of gifts to give and to whom. I did that last year as a way to keep my Christmas shopping organized and to avoid last minute spending! And I’ll also be shopping online just like last year because of the deals! It helps save me money plus due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s just better to use online for gift shopping rather than go out to buy!

    Liz
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    1. I totally agree, it’s a lot easier online. Glad to hear you are nice and organised! X

  4. This is my goal for the year – I’ve started early on everything and left a few items off my list this year. I’m determined to have a stress-free holiday!

    1. Exactly! I mean after the year we have had with Covid, I think we need to make sure there are no stresses! Glad to hear you have managed to start things early and prepare for a stress-free Christmas!

  5. This is really good advice! I definitely need to get more organized and get some lists going. Thanks for the tips!

    1. That’s great, good luck with them! Thanks for reading x

  6. We always have a simple Christmas (easy to do when it’s just my husband and I), and we try to plan ahead as much as we can but there is always a bit of stress involved at this time of year. Last year we didn’t really get to celebrate or enjoy Christmas so there is some pressure to make this one count — your tips will come in handy!

  7. Great tips! I finally this year made a list of all the gifts we were buying as we were buying them and it saved us multiple trips to the store to exchange stuff – lists are an absolute lifesaver.

  8. This was a much needed article because this year has been so chaotic and stressful that being stress-free for christmas is a real task. I think being under a strict budget is of utmost importance because a lot of financial strain has been incurred in this year. Rest of the points were awesome too!

  9. These are some really helpful tips. Usually I am so organised but this year I seem to be constantly playing catch up.

  10. Carol Barnes says:

    Love all your tips ❀ your an inspiration demi keep going ❀

  11. I kind of made a promise to myself last Christmas that I would be a lot more organised this year in terms of buying presents and I can safely say I kept to my promise and I managed to buy and wrap my Christmas presents for my friends and family by the end of November! I love these tips for not getting too stressed over the festive period! x

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  12. Great tips. I honestly don’t believe that I could make it through the holidays with an ounce of sanity still in check without my lists! They organize everything from what I need to complete before the holidays to shopping (and not overbuying/repeat buying).

    1. Thank you Britt!

  13. Some really helpful tips!!

  14. These are some really helpful tips to help you stay calm and relaxed, so you can enjoy Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

  15. I think Christmas can be such a good time, but it can also be stressful if you have family over or don’t have a big budget. Thanks for sharing these tips x

    1. Definitely! Thanks for reading xx

  16. This is such a great list! I normally do about 2/3 of my shopping online, but I’m 100% this year because of the pandemic. I do miss shopping with my Mom and sister though and hope things will get back to normal for next Christmas.

    1. Me too! I love doing shopping normally as it’s just a lot better

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  18. You have brought up a very great points , thanks for the post.

    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed reading

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