During the 12th month of the year there are many cultural and religious holidays that are celebrated such as: Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and Boxing Day to name a few. While approaching these holidays we often think to ourselves….its not the most wonderful time of the year, it’s the most busiest and stressful time of the year! Can anyone relate? There is saying “What you think about is what you bring about” so if you approach the holidays with mindset, that is exactly what will manifest. Flip the script and make a commitment to go from stressful to stress-free during the holidays. During the month of December, I will share 7 tips to help you achieve that. Listed below is #2:


It is easy to take on too much during this time of year. On top of your normal schedule, there is the obligation to see family, attend your children’s Christmas plays at school, office holiday parties and many other festivities. Prioritize and don’t be afraid to say no if you simply don’t have enough time to commit to something. You can only do so much! Here’s an example: As many of you may know, I’m also a food tour guide and this is a very busy time of the year for our company. A few days ago, another tour guide was diagnosed with COVID and is not able to conduct the rest of her tours this month. The owner of the tour company asked me if I can lead her tours in addition to my own. I looked at my calendar and saw that her tours will take place during the time my mother and niece will be visiting from California. I haven’t seen them in 2 years and quality time with my family is my priority. I politely declined the request to conduct the other tours because they would infringe on my time with my family. It’s important for you to know when to say “enough” or “no.”