Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 2818 HTCinc.net | Fall 2016 Stay Ahead of Festivity Fatigue You’ve been hearing this advice your whole life, but it still rings true. A little preparation goes a long way in reducing last-minute panic and frenzied trips to the store. The holidays are a time of warm memories and joyful reconnections, but they can also be full of hectic days and dizzying amounts of to-do lists. Help yourself avoid getting bogged down by following these tips and tricks. Expect the unexpected — and prepare for it. “I know, I know,” you’re thinking. “Don’t leave it until the last minute.” You’ve been hearing this advice your whole life, but it still rings true. A little preparation goes a long way in reducing last-minute panic and frenzied trips to the store. Break out your planner and set aside specific days for shopping, cooking, decorating, wrapping, etc. Last-minute “life stuff” is bound to happen, and that’s OK — the calendar doesn’t control you, you control the calendar. Giving structure to your season and completing tasks early allow you to be more flexible should something arise unexpectedly. Simplify your schedule. Repeat after me: I cannot be all of the things. This is a truth that is often hard to accept, especially during a season when you want to make other people happy. It’s natural to want to please everyone all the time, but learning to say no is one of life’s hardest-learned, most valuable lessons.