Weekly podcast from livesensible.comIf you ‘re in a rush for last minute holiday shopping or have high expectations on what gifts you  may give this year. Here’s a thought,  sometimes a meaningful gesture is worth more than a purchased gift.  Consider offering assistance to your loved ones and friends that are simple and practical, but are highly appreciated.  Your time and consideration are worth a great deal, and will be valued and remembered for a long time.  If you are strapped for cash like many people this year, this  is a less stressful way to celebrate that can deepen bonds between family members instead of always having a monetary attachment to your values!

So instead of rushing to the mall and dipping into your savings to buy the perfect gift, here are some sensible holiday gift ideas that are cost effective and helpful…[…]

 

Most of us feel overwhelmed and overtired during the holiday season.  It can be a pressurized time with work deadlines, social obligations and family dynamics.  A key at this time is to prioritize and to simplify.

Remember your mental and physical well being are always the priority.  Without these you cannot meet those deadlines at work efficiently, enjoy the holiday festivities or any family responsibilities.

A sensible approach is to simplify.  Maybe you just can’t make every party. After all, it is a spiritual time as well, so make some time for yourself-it’s Ok to withdraw and enjoy the quietness this season has to offer. A walk in the park or a get together over a cup of coffee may be better for your sanity than a day at the mall.

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