Let’s face it, the holidays can be a stressful, overwhelming time of the year and when someone throws a surprise at you – like a kids’ party or a friends and family open house – it can feel, well, very unfestive.
Deal with surprises before they happen. Individually wrapped cookies make lovely token gifts for kids and adults and save you the time and stress of running around. Order cookies before you need them and if nothing comes up? Well, that’s more cookies for Santa or the stockings.
A few other holiday tips: Reserve a couple of nights a week leading up to the holidays for “at home” time to give you a chance to wrap gifts, trim the tree and other details. Make a list of who you need to shop for before you head out or sit in front of the shopping sites online. And, don’t give up the regular things that keep you calm and happy – if that’s yoga, a cup of tea before bed or spending 30 minutes with your favourite author, keep doing it – you need it at this time of year.