3 Steps for Your Holiday Stress Management

Plan ahead for a happy holiday season.

From preparing your home for guests and cooking extravagant meals to shopping, decorating and gift-wrapping – it’s easy to get caught up in the stressful nature of the holiday season. Get ahead of the chaos with these 3 tips, and enjoy your celebrations with family and friends.

Make a list – and check it twice.
Creating to-do lists keeps you organized while giving you the chance to clear your mind and think about other things. Use a detailed organizer to plan your schedule days in advance, and keep it close to your phone. So when family calls, you know exactly when they need to be at the school pageant or whose name they picked in the gift exchange.

Bright white living room proves that letting in sunlight is great for holiday stress management

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Brighten up your home.
Take some time to yourself to relax, and open the curtains, blinds or shades to lighten up your home. Sunlight – even on wintry, overcast days – can brighten your mood instantly. Pella® Architect Series® windows can provide light, beauty and energy-efficiency to your favorite spaces.

Spread some holiday cheer.
The ultimate mood-booster: great music. Gather round the table, put up holiday decorations or get your groove on at the grocery store with this playlist – created to set the tone for a joyful holiday season.


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A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.