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Three Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

Christmas parties, gift exchanges and travel plans can make the holidays seem less like a time of joy and more like a time of stress. When you add in potential family dysfunction, crowded shopping malls and the normal stresses of life, you may be tempted to hide under the bed until the New Year. However, you can reduce the stress that you will experience during the holidays by considering these three simple tips.

1. Shop Safely.

Think ahead for your own safety, and you will cut out some extra-stressful situations. Park in well-lit areas if you will be leaving the store after dark. If you have to stash your stuff in the car, lock your things in the trunk, so thieves will not be tempted when they see your pile of goodies. Above all, don’t get so wrapped up in shopping that you forget to use common sense about your safety. You don’t want a thief stealing your holiday cheer, so be smart when shopping.

2. Set a Budget and Stick to It.

Figure out how much you can afford to spend on each person, and stick to it. While you may get caught up in the “great deals” that you can find on Black Friday, you will regret it in January if you go overboard. Shopping with cash can help you keep track of your budget, and don’t forget to leave money for decorations and wrapping paper.

3. Make a List and Check it Twice.

With all of the things that you have to remember, you should keep running lists to help you stay on track. You may need several lists, such as shopping lists, baking lists and to-do lists. However, writing things down will help you avoid forgetting something important.

For more information about insurance in Banning and Beaumont, California, call Little & Sons Insurance Services today. Happy Holidays!


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