How to have a stress free Christmas

Despite Christmas Day being the same date every year, it seems we never have enough time to get organised; especially with the kids running around bouncing with excitement. To help you make this the most stress free Christmas yet, we have talkes to Families magazine for some simple tips to help you…

With expectations of creating the “perfect meal of the year” and dishing out plenty of “amazing” presents upon us, Christmas can be extremely stressful. However, by keeping these tips in mind, you could be on your way to making this Christmas as stress-free as possible.

Plan, plan, plan

With young children running around, bursting with excitement, Christmas Day can be pretty hectic, so it’s important to plan ahead. This includes, shopping, food, presents, decorations – and even seating plans if you really want to be organised. Make as detailed a list as possible and try to prioritise as much as you can – not everything is essential.

Shop online

There’s no doubt that shopping in your local store has many advantages, but pushing a trolley around a busy supermarket with kids hanging off it, isn’t fun. So, turn your computer on and order your bits for Christmas lunch online. This will save you a lot of time and grey hairs!

Christmas cards

Begin to write your mountain of Christmas cards as early as possible. In fact, many people begin to receive Christmas cards from the start to mid-November, so if you can, try to write a few each day.

Know when to stop working

If you’re a working parent, it’s important to decide when you will stop working for the Christmas period. Remember, it’s your Christmas too!

Keep calm while cooking

We all feel the strain when the turkey has to go in the oven, so why not turn on the Christmas carols and have a sing-along. There’s no need to stress yourself out while the brussel sprouts are boiling!

Have fun!

It’s your Christmas too, so it’s important to enjoy yourself and be merry! Spend the day playing with the little ones and reminiscing with your family. View the original article here