Stressed at Christmas: Cut back on your schedule. You don’t have to attend every party or accept every invitation. Sit down with your December calendar and reserve some evenings for peace and quiet. (The secret words are: “I’m sorry; my schedule won’t allow it.”)
You can also set a spending cap for yourself, and covenant not to spend more than a certain amount for any one gift, no matter who it’s for.
Reduce your gift list. Even one less person can be a significant savings of time, money, and energy.
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