4. Get organized.
If you’re hosting a holiday gathering, begin your planning as early as possible. By giving yourself lots of time to prepare, you can go at your own pace without feeling pressure. Make To Do lists and stay on top of them as things change. Organization is key to holiday stress management.

5. Shop early.
Shopping, whether it’s for gifts or for food and party decoratons, is stressful. Shop online to reduce the time you spend fighting the holiday crowds in stores. If you’re hosting a party, buy your dry goods way ahead of time, pick up dairy and eggs a week out and grab your fresher items two days before.