The holiday season is fast approaching, and there are millions of people already scattered in the malls in frantic. It can be a very stressful and overwhelming time for many, but it doesn’t have to be. Preparing for the winter holidays can and should be an exciting time, filled with joy and excitement. Give yourself the opportunity to enjoy the process, instead of dreading it every step of the way. For years I’ve seen people worry about the holidays, but I truly believe there are things that can be done to levitate the stress. Firstly, it’s all about your time management, you need to learn how to utilize the month of December wisely. In fact, November isn’t too early to prepare and get a head start on your to-do list. By the start of December, you should already be using all your free time to get prepared and do all your Christmas shopping. Secondly, have a peaceful shopping trip by avoiding traffic and crowded malls. Most of you will wait till the weekend to do all your shopping, just like everyone else probably will. However, to avoid fighting over parking space and an overcrowded mall, use all your free Weekday afternoons to cut down on your gift list. Thirdly, have fun, shop with your friends or family members and make it an eventful day. Take breaks in between your shopping and go for a dinner or even a simple coffee break . Stressing a little is inevitable but the holidays shouldn’t feel like a chore.