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Christmas is very much on its way and in the run-up to the festive season there is a lot to do and it can be a very stressful time for a lot of people. There are things that can be done to help reduce the stress as well as look after ourselves better over the festive period. As we have so much to do and we have so many people to look after, we a lot of the time forget to look after ourselves and give ourselves the basic things we need to function.


After last year people want to make this year even more special with the restrictions and not being able to have Christmas as we normally would last year people going all out and enjoying the festive period as much as possible this year.


Get Your Home Ready For The Festive Season


A lot of people have started decorating early and you may already have your tree up. There is a bit of all this and it helps people feel festive and happier for a long time so let them be. When decorating for Christmas it is more than just putting your tree up. It’s about making everywhere look like a winter wonderland.


You can do this by adding garlands to your fireplace, wreaths to your front door and even inside on the doors in the house.


Change the home decor in the room so they have more of a festive feel. You could swap out your artwork on the walls for something more Christmas related just for the Christmas period and all these little things will come together to make it look incredible. Another must-have for the holiday season is lots and lots of twinkly fairy lights. It makes everywhere look cozy and as we have darker evenings it helps us feel happier and cozy in the house. It is also important to create a festive and calming environment for your child as Christmas can be overwhelming sometimes.


Prep Some Of The Food Early


With Christmas being such a busy time of year and if you have a lot of people coming over, cooking the meal can be quite a stressful task. There are some things you could do way in advance which will help the day seem a lot easier. When you based the turkey and add butter under the skin, you don’t want just any butter beforehand you can make flavored butter with herbs, spices and even things like cranberries simply roll it up in greaseproof paper and whack it in the fridge or freezer and it’s good to go as soon as you’re ready.


The classic Christmas pudding can be made well in advance. And you could even cut, peel and prepare vegetables and put them in the freezer ready for the big day.


Living at Christmas requires a lot of work and effort but by doing some of the things earlier and being a bit more organized by writing to-do lists you can make it more enjoyable for you and the whole family.

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