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How to ease holiday stress

Christmas will be here before you know it. Although the holiday was a magical time when you were a kid, now that you're all grown up and have kids of your own, you know that it takes a lot of work to create that magic. From hanging decorations to baking and buying gifts, it seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day. Have you been feeling extra tense lately? Banish the winter blues with these helpful tips spelled out by Parents.com. 

  • Hire "Santa's Helpers": Even Santa needs to call on his elves for assistance. "Pay [someone] to assist you in the kitchen, and consider hiring a cleaning service so you're not left scrubbing the bathroom tiles the night before. That way, you can truly relax," reports the online magazine. "It happens only once a year, and the extra expense will be well worth it. The bottom line here? Do whatever you can to make your life easier."
  • Make time for yourself: During the holidays you may be so focused on pleasing others that you forget about yourself. It's important to give yourself some TLC as well, especially during this hectic time of year. Take time to get a manicure before your holiday party or do yoga to clear your mind. A professional nanny can take a lot off of your plate by watching your little ones when you need a few hours of alone time, allowing you to get reacquainted with Christmas cheer.

If you're seeking a domestic service professional this holiday season, whether a nanny or a housekeeper, be sure to contact Colonial Domestic Agency. We can help you put the happy back in "Happy Holidays!"