15 Tips for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But that can come with holiday stress, so make sure you check out the following gifs, I mean tips, to make your holidays happy:

 

1.) Spend lots of quality time with your loved ones. It’s supposed to look like this:

snuggy

 

2.) But it won’t. Despite what Hallmark tells you, nobody’s holidays are perfect, so make sure you set healthy boundaries regarding spending time with loved ones.

hurt feelings

 

3.) Start thinking about your holiday shopping early, by making a list of all the people you plan to buy gifts for, and how much you’d like to spend.

make it rain

 

4.) Then, make yourself a gift budget based on money you can actually afford to spend.

pick it up

 

5.) If you think you can’t stick to your budget because of gift expectations, consider giving thoughtful, hand-made gifts. Your loved ones will so appreciate the meaning and time you spent coming up with them.

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6.) Since you don’t actually have much money or time, consider buying things online that merely look expensive.

nobody talks about it

 

7.) Maintain an attitude of thankfulness and optimism.

i just like to smile

 

8.) But still expect a few bumps in the road.

nutcracker

 

9.) Savor the excitement that your kids have about Christmas morning.

santa's coming

 

10.) But to avoid trust issues down the road, consider letting your kids know that Santa isn’t real.

throne_of_lies_elf

 

11.) To combat the holiday blues, be sure to take care of yourself through diet and exercise.

diet and exercise

 

12.) Don’t skip out on your self-help/support groups just because of holiday business. Maintaining your support system during stressful or emotional times is one of the keys to good mental health.

calming circle

 

13.) ‘Tis the season to get a DUI. So make sure you drink responsibly. Keep hydrated, and decide how many you will have in advance. Most importantly, make sure you eat first. Fruitcake before eggnog, people, FRUITCAKE BEFORE EGGNOG.

penny eggnog

 

14.) And if you’re someone like me, try to remember that wine dissolves your filter, and you may want to avoid drinking altogether due to the risk of oversharing.

TMI

 

15.) Finally, be sure to follow food safety procedures during all festivities, and while eating leftovers. You don’t want to experience fever-induced delirium brought on by salmonella.

kramer turkey

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