It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

While the whole magic of the season is spending time with your family and friends, a lot actually goes on behind the scenes. 

 For one, you might not feel prepared enough for the planning and activities for this season. Your recital isn’t fully booked, the store isn’t getting enough volunteers, you’re not done with your Christmas shopping and you haven’t even gotten a Santa yet.

This is why 36% of Americans experience a festive burnout before mid-December. 

In this post, we’ll be showing you five helpful tips for preventing festive burnout this Christmas. 

1. Create a To-do List

Just before you start preparing for the holidays, make a list of things you need to achieve. Keeping a mental note can make you pretty anxious, however, when they are on paper, you’ll see that they are not so bad. 

When writing your goals down, sub-divide them into tasks. This will be your roadmap when things start to get a little hectic. Gradually ticking things off the list will show you how much is left to do along with how much you’ve accomplished.

This to-do list will also help you stay on track and reduce the likelihood of impulsive spending. 

2. Automate Your Planning Ahead of Time

You don’t have to wait until the last minute before you start making the decisions. From your to-do list start automating things ahead of time. Hosting a Christmas dinner party? Send out those invitations.

With Formplus, you can even schedule a confirmation email that sends your guests an invite once they submit. At a later time, you already have the number of guests you have to work with so it's easier to prepare. 

3. Add Some Me-time to Your Schedule

Working non-stop will clear your to-do list but it’ll leave you burnout and exhausted before the festivities even begin. So remember to add some me-time to your list. Take a long bath or meditate for 30 minutes every day. Do whatever you enjoy after a long day.

Trust us, you’ll end up feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world again. 

4. Buy and Wrap Your Christmas Presents Early

Gift shopping can get overwhelming especially when it’s too close to Christmas. This is why you should buy your Christmas presents as early as you can. Wrap them ahead of time and all you have to worry about is keeping them safe until Christmas morning.

This strategy will help you get the tedious stuff out of the way and leave you feeling less stressed.

5. Get Some Help

If you are planning a big event, well no to-do list is going to prevent you from feeling burnout if you’re doing it alone. Request for volunteers and delegate some tasks. You can get started with the Santa’s Helper Application form template here.

With this, you’ll have less on your plate and more time to rest.

Automate your Christmas tasks, create a to-do checklist, and request for extra hand this season with any of our Christmas templates. 

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