Less stress: More Joy. 10 tips for reducing holiday stress

Less stress: More Joy. 10 tips for reducing holiday stress

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, family, faith and food. But it can so easily turn into a season of stress and anxiety. 

A couple weeks ago I asked my readers things they do to reduce holiday stress. Of course, you guys came up with GREAT tips. I am not surprised in the slightest because you are all wonderful. 

 

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Nontoy gift ideas your kids will actually like + A Giveaway

Nontoy gift ideas your kids will actually like + A Giveaway

We've all been there. We pick out the perfect gift for our kids. We are giddy with their joy as they anxiously rip off the wrapping paper Christmas morning. We are overjoyed as they play with this prized toy they have asked for... and then two weeks later it's under the bed never to be played with again. 

Don't get me wrong. I actually like toys. I don't have a problem with them. I just pushed a pile of Legos away from my desk to write this post. But, I have also come to see the value in nontoy gifts as well. So today I wanted to share a few of my favorites as well as YOUR ideas from the Facebook page

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How to not bust your Christmas budget

How to not bust your Christmas budget

It's the most wonderful time of the year, it's also the most expensive if you don't have a plan.

Let's face it, even if you have been diligent in sticking to a budgeting and saving all year long, this is the time when things can really fall apart if you don't have intention.  Today I wanted to offer some tips to not busting your Christmas budget. 

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Counting your blessings when life has been hard.

Counting your blessings when life has been hard.

It’s the season of thankfulness and this is one of my favorite times of year. Thanksgiving seems to be the one holiday focused solely on what we already have and not what we want.

But if you’re walking through a particularly difficult season of life, counting blessings might be the furthest thing on your mind. But this is when you need to count them the most.

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When you feel discouraged in your goals + Giveaway!

When you feel discouraged in your goals + Giveaway!

As we head into the holiday season I like to use this as a time of reflection. As the year draws to a close I think about my goals, what I've accomplished and where I thought I would be. 

There are a few goals that I did reach this year, both business and personal. And many, many, many more that I didn't. A few a came so close to and didn't quite reach and a few where I failed miserably. 

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