Tips for a stress free Christmas

How to minimise your stress this Christmas with these simple tips.

Does Christmas time leave you feeling stressed and overworked? Fear not. These easy hacks will help make the Christmas holidays fuss free.

1. Remember what the holidays are about

In the busy world we live in, Christmas can provide us with time to relax, slow down and most importantly, connect with our friends and family.  It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of Christmas time, but spending quality time with loved ones should be the priority.

 

2. Stock up the fridge

Having healthy prepared meals in the fridge or freezer means there is always something healthy and convenient to eat when you’re not entertaining others. A well-stocked fridge also means you’re prepared when unexpected visitors pop by and you can avoid the last minute scramble in the kitchen. You’ll also be able to spend more time with friends and family and out of the kitchen.

 

3. Plan a fun activity

Plan an activity that the whole family can be a part of. Whether it’s heading to the movies (hello air conditioning) or a day out, it is important to spend quality time together over the holidays. It doesn’t have to be expensive, there are many free events at this time of year, or jump in the car and look at the Christmas lights!

 

4. Take time for you

Remember to take some time out for you in all the Christmas preparations. Go for a walk, have a relaxing bath, grab a coffee with friends, or blast some Christmas carols – we won’t judge if it’s Mariah Carey.

 

5. Give gifts that matter

In need of a last minute gift idea? Give the gift of time with a food voucher for a loved one. A voucher gives the lucky recipient a well-earned break from the kitchen, with delicious, healthy meals ready to go when they need them.

 

6. Practice gratitude

The real joy of Christmas comes from giving. Christmas can be a very hard time of year for many people. Giving back to others and practising gratitude can help offset the effects of stress and anxiety. Take the time to give to others over the holiday season. There are many holiday initiatives like food and toy drives or provide a financial donation to those in need, no matter how small.

 

7. Clean out the Christmas clutter

One stressful part of Christmas is the steady stream of unexpected visitors dropping by unannounced. And nothing adds to this stress more than having a messy house. Avoid the last minute cleaning scramble, and start cleaning your home in advance.

 

 At Lite n’ Easy you can buy full meal plans, including breakfasts, lunches and dinners but there are also many other flexible options to suit your lifestyle. You could have dinners only or some smaller meals (such as the Mini MealsMeals in a Bowl and Lite Meals) to store in the freezer for the rest of the family.

 

A Lite n’ Easy gift voucher can be purchased for a loved one this Christmas by calling 13 15 12.