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Making the Most of This Holiday Season

The holidays are a favorite time for many, but can also be very stressful when you’re trying to balance family, work and school. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but it’s important to take this time to enjoy your self and to make the most of every minute.

Here are some tips that can help you keep things in perspective:

  • Know your priorities – If you make a list of all of the items you’re concerned about and budget time in the coming weeks to complete each one, your schedule will feel less chaotic and more organized.
  • Learn to say “no” – This time of year, there seems to be an endless array of parties and events, but if you feel obligated to take part in everything, you risk spreading yourself too thin. It’s ok to say “no” sometimes if you don’t have the time or the desire to participate.
  • Ask for help – Look at your “to do” list and ask yourself if it’s essential that you complete each item. If not, work with your family and friends to help each other get everything done.
  • Have fun! – The holidays are about spending time with those we love and reflecting on old times. Take advantage of this opportunity to relax and reminisce.

From all of us at Argosy University, happy holidays and happy New Year!

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