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How To Make The Holidays Easier When You Have ADHD

Holidays can be stressful. There is so much to do, money to be spent, family and friends to keep happy, and the worry of forgetting that one person.

We are going to cover the 3 most common

problems and what to do about them to have

a more happy & peaceful holiday.

1. Your Physical & Mental Health

Most adults with ADHD are aware of ADHD-related mental health issues, especially anxiety. This can rise to an all-new high during the holidays. Doesn't allow us to be present at a time we really want to be.

Getting ready for the holidays can be a lot of time and effort. We often don't have time to cook or get the exercise we need.

What Can You Do About It?

Schedule time to take care of yourself first. Feeding yourself, proper exercise, and rest need to go at the top of the list. Everything else comes after that.

Simplify as much as possible. Use easy-to-prepare foods, any exercise counts, and rest when you are tired, even if it's a 20-minute nap.

2. Time Management

You know this will be a busier time of year than usual. Your own traditions combined with other people's traditions they want to include you in can make for a full calendar. Not to mention possibly work, church or community parties & activities.

What Can You Do About It?

Keep it simple. Decide what matters most to you for the holidays. Go to the most important people in your life and find out what is most important to them.

You don't need to say yes to every invitation. Check-in with yourself. Are you accepting invitations out of obligation or to not hurt feelings? Express your gratitude for being invited and call that good enough.

3. Finances

Gifts, trips, and visiting family & friends can really add up. Perhaps you are concerned about how you will pay for this.

What Can You Do About It?

Budget for the holidays in advance. Shop with a list. Estimate the cost of trips or gifts or food you might need to bring to parties. Remember, your grocery bill will increase for holiday dinners. Have a misc portion of the budget for worn-out holiday decorations or unexpected expenses.

I created a free printable here to help you decide what is most important to yourself and your loved ones for the holiday season. Just click the image to get yours now.

Most of all, relax. Holidays are to be enjoyed. Make sure to check in with yourself if you are feeling stressed, where can you pull back and take care of yourself? Wishing you a happy holiday season.

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Click The Video Below If You Would Like More On Simplifying The Holidays

Click The Video Above If You Would Like More On Simplifying The Holidays


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