1) Plan Your Time
We all live a busy life. The majority of our days is spend working, with little time to relax or even enjoy ourselves. As such, whenever you get a day off, take the time to plan the week ahead. A lot each day or two for the completion of a particular task. For instance, use Monday and Tuesday to go gift shopping for everyone (yes it will be tiring, especially after a long work day, but it will pay off at the end), or a day to wrap presents or to decorate the house.
The holiday season is the perfect time for everyone to be grateful for what they have, especially when it comes to family. Remember, not everyone is blessed to have extended relatives or even parents. Take the time to appreciate what you have.
There are many who may not have the means or resources to celebrate the holiday for whatever reason. Take the time to give back to your community. Be it creating toy drives, volunteering at soup kitchens, sending out holiday cards, all of these efforts, regardless if they are done separately or all together, will make a huge difference in the lives of those who may be unfortunate.
4) Enjoy the Holidays
After all the handwork you have put in, it's now time to sit back with your family and enjoy the holidays. Play games, generate a list of fun activities to partake in, have a wonderful holiday dinner, go out and watch the christmas tree lightings. End the year on a great note but start planning for next year. Take the lessons learned from 2014 and implement them for 2015.
We hope this helped. There are many different ways to enjoy the holidays. Mix, match and personalize to your hearts content. There is no one right way.