ASK THE EXPERTS- DECEMBER 2016

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: December 8, 2016

Dear Red Hot Mamas,

I am particularly stressed during the holidays because I have such limited time, as well as money.  Any advice?  Thank you for your help, I love the Red Hot Mamas.

Stacy

Dear Stacy,

You should try to make yourself a priority.  Many of us forget to do this and it sets ourselves up for a lot of stress.  Here are a few tips which might help:

  • Don’t pack too many activities into one day.   Map out your calendar in advance.  And, try to set priorities as to do only what is necessary to be done.  And, limit the unnecessary things to be done.
  • Delegate tasks to other family members and don’t be afraid to ask them for help.  And, graciously accept their help as it will offer you more time to destress and relax.
  • Schedule some “me” time and find relaxing things to do.  It might be reading a good book in a quiet part of your house; getting a manicure, massage or taking a walk.  Just engage in activities that you enjoy.

Thank you for writing to our experts.  Have a happy holiday.

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