Self Care Starts with These Stress-Free Holiday Tips.

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The holidays are a crazy time for many. Growing up, it was really busy for me. A whirlwind of dinners and driving. Way too intense. Now, I’ve instituted self care for myself each holiday with these stress-free holiday tips. Because I’ll be honest, if I’m stressed out, the holiday dinner is not going to happen! This holiday season starts with healthy living!

Whether it’s Christmas or Thanksgiving morning, one of the first things I do is turn on the oven and get things rolling on breakfast. You might think that I’m going to lovingly prepare some handmade breads. Well, maybe. But it’s more likely that I’m warming up some cinnamon rolls I picked up at Sam’s Club.

That’s probably one of my first stress-free holiday tips. First, no one will judge you for using some premade items during the holiday meals. Second, chances are if you hide the packaging, no one will ever know either. And don’t worry, I will not tell. I promise.

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Next tip: Pop in a holiday movie for the kids. THEN sneak off to the bedroom with a glass of wine, a snack and some holiday magazines. A cozy blanket is a good idea too. Bonus points if said blanket is heated! Mine is and it’s sooo warm.  You deserve some self care and a few minutes (or even 30-45 minutes) to yourself. You deserve it. Take a few moments to check out a new app from Sam’s Club too. They have this great new online magazine available – the Healthy Living Made Simple app is full of useful articles and tips and can be downloaded from the iTunes store.

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Tip: Do not feel guilty about not going to every party you’re invited to.

Tip: Do not feel like you have to host a huge holiday party at your house. If you MUST, then go to Sam’s Club. They have EVERYTHING you need for a stress-free holiday experience. Remember my rolls? I also buy premade pies, frozen veggies and so much. Even party trays! I want to enjoy my guests, not drive myself crazy preparing foods. Besides, I’d much rather hide in the bedroom with a glass of wine, my new heated blanket and read a new magazine then be in the kitchen all day.

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Tip: Don’t sweat the small stuff. You don’t need to have matching linens, a perfect tree or a bacon wrapped turkey to have a stress free holiday. Pinterest is fun, and I adore it, but seriously, let someone else do the work.

Put yourself first this holiday!

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What Stress-Free Holiday Tips do you have?

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. Chocolate, wine and napping are all great ways to deal with holiday stress! Great idea…pamper yourself before you pass out from exhaustion!

  2. You are so right! Absolutely no one will judge you for premade items at holidays. In fact, I doubt they’d even notice. It’s so important to take care of ourselves this time of year. It can be so very stressful.

  3. You got all those great things at Sam’s Club? I just love exploring Sam’s, I never know what indulgent things I’ll find at a great price. People don’t realize the range of items they carry. My best tip to relax nd take me time is to find a door with a lock- kidding! Mom’s don’t get to use locks!

  4. Man, that blanket, a glass of wine, and a good book in my bed sound AWESOME right now!! #jealous My tip? If you have kids under 5, let someone else host the family holiday get-togethers. #seriously

  5. Realizing I didn’t have to go to all the Holiday parties nor HOST them myself, man that was like a weight lifted off my head! I have given up some old Holiday traditions and I’m so glad because the stress of them was too much. But I do still love doing the holiday baking and so I love Sam’s Club for my ingredients. 🙂

  6. I often forget about myself, especially during the holidays. I have to say, I need that heated blanket and I will be on the lookout next time I am at Sam’s Club! #client

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