Stress Free Holidays: 13 Week Series To Make Your Holidays Fun And Not Stressful
Everyone wants stress free holidays, with fun and laughter and no last minute scrambling around to do tasks. Follow this 13 week series to reduce holiday stress and enjoy yourself.
Did you know that one of the most effective way to reduce your stress level is to plan and do tasks ahead of time, proactively, instead of reactively doing things once they pop up and are in crisis mode?
Most likely you do know this, and we try to take these steps in our work life, and even in our home life.
Well, why not try to do the same thing with your holidays?
We are coming up to one of the busiest times of the year, what with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's (which I call the four biggies) hitting like a quadruple blow.
That is where I come in to help. I have mapped out a 13 week series which lists baby steps to take, weekly, to prepare for this year's holiday season, taking into account the four biggies, so you can enjoy each of them to the fullest, with your stress free holidays.
I am going to be participating too, right along with you, to get ready for my own holiday fun.
Why Should You Participate In The Stress Free Holidays Weekly Challenges?
I can't say it much better than Carrie, a reader who shared this on my Facebook wall about how the series has helped her. She says:
Testimonial From Carrie About How This Series Helped Her
"I have to say, you've made my holiday season much more enjoyable by doing this series! I would normally cram all decorating into one day and wait to do my Christmas shopping until Dec 1st.
But this year, I've gradually put up decorations, made sure we have adequate storage for when they get put away, the Christmas cards have been mailed, and all my shopping is DONE!
I get to sit back and enjoy December, which will be especially important once my kids start Christmas break. They get to have a fun, happy mommy instead of a stressed out mommy!"
When Does The Stress Free Holidays Series Start?
The first week of the series starts on Saturday, October 1st this year, and a new post will go up every Saturday thereafter, for 13 weeks (except the 13th week, which will go out on Monday, December 26th, since Christmas day is on a Sunday this year). The series doesn't end until after Christmas is over, to help you clean up after the holidays and to get you ready for the New Year.
You can check the site each Saturday for the newest challenge for the week, but I know that it is easy to forget. That is why during this series I also send an email reminder to each person who is signed up to receive my newsletter and email updates, so it is easy for you to follow along.
What About The Fact That The 2022 Holidays May Be Different Still?
I know last couple years have looked different than previous celebrations because of the Pandemic, and potentially this year could also be different, but if we've learned nothing else, we know holdidays still occur, and so again this year I've decided I'm going to run the Stress Free Holidays Challenge.
That means again this year we're practicing flexibility, to make the challenges make sense for our current life circumstances, because we need to lower our stress levels around this holiday as well as make it as positively memorable and enjoyable as we can, for our own sanity and well-being.
That could mean, for you, that you choose to have a full holiday celebration, while others may choose to scale back. The beauty of this challenge is that you get to decide, for you, what you will and won't do, so this challenge can accommodate everyone.
I know that changing things up in your holidays can, in and of itself, feel stressful, so that's even more reason to do these challenges, to the best of our ability, and meet the challenges head on, together.
You can sign up for free, right here, to begin receiving these emails if you're interested.
Parts Of The Series
Here are the links to each week of the series, and what you can look forward to doing when you participate:
Are you ready to make your holiday season stress free this year? I know I am. I hope you follow along with me!
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