Managing your household and your family’s responsibilities are critical to keeping your stress in check during the holidays.
Here are some helpful tips:
Prioritize your household chores. Work with your partner and children to prioritize and share household chores and tasks. Not only will you teach your children responsibility but also you will spend some quality time together. Play holiday music to lighten the mood and make it fun. Maintain your children’s bedtime routine. Even during the holidays, keeping the daily bedtime routines like reading together and putting your children to bed at their normal time will ensure they are well rested and give you time to relax or complete a small chore needing to get done.
Create a budget and stick to it. Managing your money during the
holidays can be difficult and add extra stress. Budget how much you want to spend on gifts, food, and the household during the holidays and stick to it. Set aside time for yourself. One of the best things you can do for your family is to take care of yourself. Whether it is exercising, meditating, reading a book,
enjoying coffee with a friend, or simply going to bed at a reasonable time, it’s important to de-stress yourself during the holidays.