For many, the holidays are the happiest time of the year. From shopping for loved ones to hosting holiday dinners, it’s a time to show appreciation for friends and family. Simplicity is key when it comes to the many activities, commitments and traditions available during this time. Pick the ones you truly enjoy in order to satisfy the season’s true meaning.

Spread your message of simplification to your family and friends. If you are changing traditions or adopting new ones, include them in the planning process. Share your joy for the things you love, such as baking cookies or organizing a toy drive. Let others handle the activities that don’t spark joy within you. With less stress and more gratitude, every holiday season can be memorable.