Holidays can already be a stressful time, and mix that with pregnancy and hormones and you can be asking for trouble. Im not meaning for just the pregnant woman either, anyone and everyone in her path. Women already feel the pressure of having that perfect holiday for her family, which is probably why she decides to do 100 things at a time…stressing herself out in the end. However, she doesnt have to have a stressful holiday. There are five ways to make your holidays something to remember.
Mark the Dates
Go out and buy yourself a calendar for the holidays. Post it up on the wall and start marking dates. You wont need to stress out because you wont be double booking yourself. This can also help you in preplanning, mark the day you should send out the holiday cards or buy certain items.
Choosing Your Activities
During the holiday season you are sure to be invited to a couple of parties. It isnt necessary to attend every one of them. Decide which ones youll enjoy the most, maybe two or three and explain to the rest youll miss going but need some rest.
Choose Where Youll Go
Whether you want to stay home for the holidays with your own family or go across country to be with the entire family the decision should be yours. Dont feel guilty telling them you wont be making it this year, explain you need rest and traveling isnt very helpful. You may even want to extend an invitation for the family to come to your house instead.
If youve decided to have the holidays at your house you can still have a good time. Dont forget that asking for help is okay. No one expects you to do it all on your own. Do you really have to cook the ham, bake the potatoes, make a cake, clean the house and set up the tree all by yourself? Designate others to help, they’ll feel happy youve given them something to do instead of sit around waiting while they watch you do it all.
Shopping during the holiday season can be a nightmare that you dont need to attempt while pregnant. Its safer to just stay home during some of those sales. Instead you may want to try shopping online, not only will you be home but you can relax. The only thing youll need is a credit card and let your fingers do the work. You can even do all your holiday shopping early and have it delivered right to your front door. All you need to do is wrap it up and hide it in the closet.
Remember the holiday season is all about making memories thatll last. You may be pregnant but you dont have to sit at home the whole time stressed out, instead you can actually enjoy yourself with these helpful tips. Dont forget to take a little time off to do something just for you, after all you deserve it.