The holidays bring the usual seasonal delights: twinkling lights, heaps of shiny wrapped presents, and cheesy Christmas songs played in every shop.

Oh, and one more thing . . . tons of STRESS!!!

As the air gets colder, our personalities get frostier too. It’s hard to stay jolly when you’re dealing with annoying in-laws and too much credit card debt.

Take a breath. Drink some cocoa. I’ve got just what you need, Life Editor. 🙂

This month we had another Ask Me Anything call live stream on my Facebook page so I could answer all your questions about how to survive the holidays without ending up in jail for trying to murder someone with a fruitcake.

Watch the video below and then hop on over to Facebook and tell me what you’re doing to remain stress free this holiday season. What are your favorite calming self-care activities?

If you have a specific question you want me to answer on our next call, please send it to

Ready to edit your life? Click here to get your free Life Editing Strategy Call.

Next Steps

Holiday Hassle #1: Your Finances

  • Host a potluck party with your friends.
  • Do a Secret Santa gift exchange.
  • Give your time, not your money.

Holiday Hassle #2: Your Friends and Family

  • Create boundaries around your time, locations, etc.
  • Choose a “no talk list” of words and topics everyone should avoid.
  • Meet separately or not at all.

Holiday Hassle #3: Your Mindset

  • Forgive yourself and make a success list in your planner.
  • Focus on your health and don’t stuff yourself with cookies.
  • Start planning for next year now.