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How to Avoid Holiday Overwhelm + Look Good While Doing It

With the holidays in full swing, you might already be feeling holiday overwhelm with a never ending to-do list. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the holiday madness, so I wanted to drop in with a few easy reminders if you’re feeling hashtag stressed instead of hashtag blessed. Plus, I’m sharing a new Mary Kay self-care product that will have you looking wide-eyed and bushy-tailed no matter how late you stay up Cyber Monday shopping!

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How to Reduce Holiday Stress

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

Schedule Down Time For Yourself

With a crazy holiday schedule, you can easily forget to take time for yourself in between all the deal shopping, parties, cooking, baking, wrapping, etc. Make sure to schedule some TLC time on your holiday calendar too. Which would you pick?

Cozying up with a cup of hot tea and kick up your feet in a pair of fluffy slippers


Running a hot bath with a glass of wine in hand catching up on your favorite podcast

Whichever one you choose, pop on the new Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches to really amp up your self-care. Each gel patch delivers a burst of hydration to tired eyes in just 20 minutes. Not to mention, they are glittery pink! I also love that they are safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers like myself.

Additionally, the Hydrogel Eye Patches even allow you to get in a little pampering time while you multi-task. I’ve been wearing mine putting together late night cyber week sale blog posts! I also highly recommend the Mary Kay Clear Proof Charcoal Mask with activated charcoal if you find yourself with any stress-induced breakouts!

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

Make A List and Check It Twice

I find when I don’t have a list ready, that’s when my holiday stress really goes off the rails. This year, I made sure to write out my Black Friday wishlist, so I wouldn’t get sidetracked when the doorbuster deals started dropping.

I also make a list every year with who I want to buy gifts for and ideas for what each person might like to receive. This way, I can check things off and know when I have crossed everyone off the list and finished my shopping! (I’ve been known to continue shopping even after all my gifts are bought, haha.)

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

Find Your Elves

I’m one of those people who tries to take on EVERYTHING myself. And I’ve really had to learn over the last 8 months since Bennett was born how to delegate and share tasks. Dividing up responsibilities can really help when it comes to buying gifts for different sides of the family or cooking for family events. For example, Jordan is usually in charge of buying gifts for his side of the family and I cover my side of the family. But this year, I might just have to stick a box of Hydrogel eye patches into my MIL stocking! I know she would LOVE these and she’d get a ton of wear from the 30 pairs in each pack.

Remember What’s Important

More than anything, it’s so important to remember that spending stree-free time with family and friends is what makes Thanksgiving special!

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

Thank you to Mary Kay for partnering on today’s post. As always, all thoughts and styling are my own.

Photos by Lainey Reed

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Those eye patches sound really nice! Thanks for sharing! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    December 2, 2019 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply Amanda Burrows

    What a cozy set up! I need to buy myself (treat myself! ha!) to some new hydrating eye patches.

    XO Amanda || Affordable by Amanda

    December 30, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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