Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve are drawing ever closer, and you're probably starting to kick yourself into gear for the holiday season about now. While there's plenty of stress and frustration that goes along with holiday prep, knowing the right ways to achieve success without pulling your hair out can help you survive. Here are three keys to success to keep in mind this holiday season.
Start shopping early
Whether you have only a handful of people or your entire extended family to find gifts for, it's best to start shopping as soon as possible. There are plenty of holiday season deals out there right now, and you'll have a nice cushion of time to make sure everyone gets the perfect present.
Don't attend every holiday party
Chances are you'll be invited to an array of different holiday gatherings, feasts and parties this season, which can really start to burn you out over time. Instead of agreeing to go to each and every celebration, pick a few that you actually want to attend and spare yourself the added stress.
Don't forget to eat well and exercise
There's plenty of delicious food at hand during the holiday season, but that's no excuse for neglecting your personal health. Making sure you continue to eat well and set aside time for working out will help you stay fit and trim. Otherwise, you might be kicking yourself come January.