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11 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

How to Make Time for Yourself During This Busy Season


  • Learning to say no is my biggest problem. I'm finally starting by not singing in as many concerts. Musicians have no relaxing time during the holidays. We go from rehearsal to rehearsal, then performance to performance, and finally Christmas Eve services. Once that is over, we can collapse. In years past, I was lucky if I got some decorations up. - 11/25/2014 10:30:32 AM
    My reaction to articles like this is always the same. "How did we get in this mess in the first place?" There was a time in the dim reaches of history (say, 50 years ago) when Christmas was fun but not a six week long orgy of spending, eating and frenzy.

    I'm guessing one of the first steps we can take to get out of said mess is to turn that %$@*^ television off. It's nothing but a direct phone line from the National Retail Federation to our cerebral cortex and we need to hang up. If you can't turn the thing off, work that mute button when commercials come on. That's what the mute button is for. - 12/15/2013 6:28:20 AM
  • Thanks for all the great advice. - 12/7/2013 4:40:23 PM
  • Thanks so much for all the lovely tips. The charts are especially terrific references to keep for future use. Keep up the good and timely sharing.

    vicki - 12/15/2009 12:12:20 PM
    Great guide, thank you! - 12/9/2009 7:15:17 AM
  • these are good things to remember for christmas thank-u - 12/8/2007 12:16:43 PM
  • there certainly is something for everyone here!!! Noone is left out of Holiday ideas! - 12/8/2007 6:02:00 AM
  • WOW, lots of ideas to stay SLIM and start January 1st way ahead of the game!!! - 11/27/2007 9:43:52 AM

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