5 tips to stress less during the holidays

(BPT) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but for many, the holidays bring stress over never-ending to-do lists. This year is bound to bring even more anxiety about how to get all of your holiday shopping done; not to mention the other obligations you have, from work to family, and beyond.

While you might be hosting fewer people this year – or just entertaining a small group of family – your list of to-dos can still pile up. Here are a few tips to help you stress less and enjoy more this season.

Stay calm with self-care

The holidays are all about spending time with family and friends, but it’s also important to take some time to treat yourself. Don’t be afraid to block time on your calendar for some self-care. Read a book, meditate, try a sheet mask – finding something that helps you feel recharged and ready to take on the new year will help lower your stress levels across the board.

Let technology do the work for you

Hassle-free technology can make your life easier during the holidays and for seasons to come. LG’s Top Control Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Dishwasher with QuadWash™ and TrueSteam® thoroughly dries dishes and eliminates water spots so you never have to dry by hand again. And with four powerful spray arms that spray from multiple angles, you’ll save time not having to pre-wash dishes by hand. Simply load the dishwasher and you’re good to go.

Clean as you go

If you’re cooking a big meal, don’t let the dishes pile up. Instead of waiting until after you eat to start cleanup, tidy as you go. While you’re waiting for your dish in the oven, you can load the dishwasher, put away cutting boards and tools, and wipe down the surfaces you’re no longer using. Then, after you’re done enjoying the meal, it’s just a quick cleanup before you’re on to enjoying the next activity.

Prioritize healthy habits

The holidays can easily throw off your regular routine, but sticking with some healthy habits can help you stay calm and focused. Make some time to get active each day and don’t forget to sneak in some veggies in between all your holiday treats. Think of it as starting your New Year’s resolution a little early.

Focus on the big picture

It’s easy to get carried away by the pressure to make things perfect for the holidays, especially when it comes to decorating your home and buying the perfect gifts. But remember to focus on what truly matters instead. Aim to spend quality time with loved ones and make memories that will last a lifetime.

The holiday season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer but doing too much can leave you feeling frazzled instead of fulfilled. Follow these tips to balance your busy schedule and avoid over-stressing.