Archive for 'Stress-Free Holidays'

7 Steps to a Stress-free Holiday Season

bowsbrother_2Does the thought of your holiday to-dos cause you to break out in a cold sweat? With so much to do and such little time, how can we fit it all in? Even though Christmas is still about a month away, leaving everything till the last minute can cost you. A little advance planning can save you time, money and energy. The . . .

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Company is Coming – 7 Steps to Making Your Home Guest-Friendly

‘Tis the season for house guests and the pressure to make your home guest-friendly. Whether you are hosting overnight guests or holding a party, if your home is cluttered, it can be a stressful situation. Prepare ahead of time to relieve stress and enjoy your time with your friends and family. Here are some tips to show you how:

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May Your Holidays Be Imperfect!

I was thumbing through a magazine the other day while waiting for my dentist appointment. It was the ‘holiday issue’ of a popular décor magazine (which shall remain nameless). Within the first few minutes of picking it up, I must have come across the word ‘perfect’ at least a dozen times:

Buy the perfect gift

Set the perfect table

Bake the perfect pie

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You’re Invited…

During the holiday season, your social calendar fills up quickly and life gets even more hectic than usual. Protect your time and practice self-care by eliminating one or two social activities you’d rather not attend. Don’t accept invitations out of guilt, obligation or habit; saying ‘no’ to those invitations will leave you with the energy and good spirits to enjoy the events you truly want to attend. This is especially . . .

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Organizing For a Stress-free Holiday: Entertaining Made Easy

Are you hosting a holiday party this year? You don’t have to do it all alone. Get a support system and you’ll ensure that everyone has good time, including you. 

If you don’t have a regular cleaning service, get one to come before and/or after your party. If you don’t have the budget to hire a service, just clean the public rooms that will be used during the party. Now . . .

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