How to Have a Stress-Free Holiday Season

by June Fuentes on October 26, 2018 in Grace, Holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner and will literally be here in a blink of an eye. There is much to plan, look forward to, and celebrate!

It is so easy to become overwhelmed in the midst of it all. Baking, shopping, cooking, cleaning, parties and more can become a whirlwind of events that can, if we are not careful, lead us into a quick holiday meltdown.

So we wanted to share some quick helpful reminders today to help you have a stress-free holiday season!

Let’s begin:

1. Keep it simple. 

Don’t try to do everything that you see others are doing or everything that you see on Pinterest. That is a sure way to holiday burnout. If you used to decorate every room in your home maybe this year you might want to scale it down so you can enjoy more memory-making instead. I always like to ask the children what they look forward to the most and that is what I like to do. Usually it is the very simple things that they bring up which always surprises me!

 

2. Don’t go into debt. 

Nothing can be more stressful than spending more money than you have. So try your best to plan early and do your research on how you can save more this year. Presents do not have to be expensive and there are so many ideas and articles to help you save more. There are many families save money and buy slowly throughout the year to help with this which is a great way to offset some of the costs.

3. Focus on what is important.

Spending time with loved ones and remembering the true reason of why we are celebrating in the first place are the most important things we should be focused on this holiday season. Move past the consumerism and  overly-hyped expectations and make some beautiful memories for you and your family this year!

 

What would you add to this list?

Please share in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mom to nine beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Christian Homemaking, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home, and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook.

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Jennifer Wise October 31, 2018

Yes!! I completely agree on all 3 of these. Enjoy the actual moments and the actual holidays. I would also add to the list plan ahead. I have a whole list of things I do in October and early November so that I’m not doing everything between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can finalize my Christmas list, order Christmas cards, make and freeze cookies, buy stocking stuffers, all sorts of things. I can honestly say that I am not stressed out in November and December when I do that. I especially love your #1.

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