November 09, 2022

4 Things to Remember to Keep This Holiday Season Stress-Free

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The holidays are said to be the most wonderful time of the year, but with holiday parties, gift-giving, and planning big meals, it can also be a quite stressful time!

As we get older, many would prefer more relaxation as opposed to the hustle and bustle of the holidays. To help reach that goal, CHC has ways to cut down on the stress at this time of year.

Avoid the Crowds at Busy Times

If you’re retired, try to avoid the popular times to go out and shop. Skip weekends, evenings, and lunchtime. If you’re computer savvy, you can also shop online. Lots of retailers have online-only deals that extend well before and after Black Friday after shoppers got used to doing so much of their holiday shopping online during the pandemic.

Be Mindful of Your Calendar

Your free time can fill up pretty quick if you commit to work parties, family visits, neighborhood get-togethers, and more. Don’t try to do it all—it’s okay to say no!

Keep You and Yours Healthy

A wave of illness going through the house is the last thing anyone needs to add to the stress. If you haven’t already, get your annual flu shot and COVID-19 booster vaccination.

Protect Your Identity

The holiday season is a busy time for scammers too, as they take advantage of those spending more and giving as well. Be sure to shop at reputable online sites, do not make credit card transactions over public Wi-Fi, and be aware of people calling you and requesting charitable donations. You can always ask for their phone number and call them back to ensure that you are dealing with a legitimate organization.

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