Day 1 - Remember the Holiday
For most people, the holidays are focused around a religious observance or cultural celebration. For others, the holidays are special because of the time we share with family and friends. These connections are the true spirit of the holidays and everything else simply enhances that experience.
This year, make a decision to focus on the spirit of the holidays and choose what enhancements are important to you. What can you eliminate or scale back? Do you need to attend every party? Does it really have to be a 12-course meal? Does everyone need multiple presents? What happens if some of the decorations stay in the basement this year?
It's easy to get caught up in holiday traditions but eventually they can become overwhelming. Try simplifying your holidays by focusing on the spirit of the season, rather than the stress-inducing enhancements. It's a great way to experience a heart-felt holiday with a lot less stress.