As much as I love Christmas, I’d be lying if I said it didn’t stress me the eff out sometimes.
Luckily this year we’re not having to host at all over the Christmas period – last year I literally bought a new fridge/freezer to accommodate all of the food and drink – so there’s a little less to think about in that respect, however there’s still parties, presents & plans to make and organise so it can all get a little much.
Last year when we were planning Christmas Day and Boxing Day at our house I discovered some useful tips & tricks to help manage the madness at Christmas time and I thought I’d share them with you in case – like me – you also lose your mind a little during the festive period!
1. Remember it is JUST Christmas
Yeah, this is a big one that my boyfriend has to regularly drill into me every time I fall into a mad panic around the first week of December. It’s easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself to have everything just-so and perfect (hello, my name’s Lauren and I’m a little neurotic about planning things…) but just remember what Christmas should really be about and that’s spending quality time with your loved ones.