Try Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie’s tricks to reduce holiday stress

Maybe it is the pace of the holidays, the amount of family and social gatherings or the finances during this season that causes a lot of stress. We’ve got some tips for you on how to cope with the stress

A spotless house is always relaxing to come back to after a hectic day holiday shopping or meeting the relatives. Keep your house as tidy as you can to avoid the stress of cleaning up later on.

Make a budget and a list of the presents you want to buy and prioritise the expenditure. Buying a fourth cashmere sweater might not be as important as replacing the old toaster.

Plan your diary and make sure you’ve written down where you need to be when. An organized date planner will go a long way in helping you avoid the stress of the last minute hunt for a good baby-sitter or outfit planning.
Tips to reduce holiday stress 
Do some sort of exercise to get your heart pumping. Take a cue from Michelle Obama and do some sort of exercise to get your heart pumping. If running around the park is not your cup of tea try some yoga poses or meditation like Angelina Jolie . This will help you give some time to yourself and relax.

Lighten up. Laughter is a great de-stressor and will keep you entertained and you won’t be taking yourself seriously. It is the holidays and it is meant to be spent with your loved ones and to have fun.

..... Devashree Goenka