The holiday season is here and with it comes a lot of cheerfully chaotic family get-togethers. As much as you’re looking forward to bounties of presents and festivities, you should also be ready to handle big crowds and prepare for the unexpected this year. Here are a couple of things to do now and pointers to ensure a stress-free holiday season.
Don’t be a perfectionist. Everyone has an ideal picture in their head for how holiday gatherings are going to go, but don’t be tied down by it. That’s an easy recipe for immediate disappointment and stress. Instead, keep an open mind, embrace any flaws or mishaps that might happen along the way and make the most of it. Cherish the small things and be grateful that you’re surrounded by loved ones.