If you think that Christmas is the happiest time of the year, think twice. Different types of stress surface during December, making life both miserable and merry.

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Here are 10 secrets of making this season stress-free.

1.    Start writing your year-end report as early as November so Christmas won’t leave you with tons of workloads. For corporate people who are expected to submit documents about their achievements in the entire year, it is best to start collecting, compiling, reviewing and evaluating all necessary materials for the report as early as November. Rushing during Christmas is basically friendly to stress.

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2.    For the gifts, you need to have a master list of the people you are giving this Christmas. Think like Santa Claus. On a piece of paper, write down the names of your family members, friends, officemates, neighbors, churchmates, etc. and the things you want to send to them. You find yourself counting how many notebooks, t-shirts, phone casing, bags, etc. are you giving away.

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3.    If you are thinking how to make your Christmas tree special, why not purchase a live Christmas tree. A live tree also produces oxygen for you and your kids. After Christmas, you can either plant it in your courtyard for good, or keep it in its pot for next Christmas.

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4.    Stress can reduced if you go to a place where you never visited in the past. Some people prefer going to Baguio City this Christmas, because they want to feel the cold breeze of the mountains that adds to the magic of the season. A piece of advice- go to a new place. In exploring a new place, you forget all your worries in life. And when you return after the festive season, you are totally refreshed.

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5. Find time to feel that it is really Christmas. Simply pull your phone and load classic Christmas songs. While walking down the street, you draw positive files from the Mariah Carey’s "All I Want This Christmas is You". My favorite is, "Walking in the Air".


6.    To stop hatred making your life more stressful, you simply get rid of the people giving you stress. If you live with your enemies, leave the house. If you work with the people that keep on criticizing you below the belt, find a better work environment. If your supposed other half is cheating on you every time you turn back, decide now. This Christmas, it is time to enjoy the goodness of people.



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7.    Buy yourself a treat. It does not have to be an expensive one. A P15-worth figurine from Divisoria can do. A gift does not need to be a material wealth. You can go to the nearest spa, and have yourself a nice massage. If you are craving for spaghetti, you know what to do.


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8.    Sleep well this Christmas. This sounds silly but having an eight-hour sleep in a day is all it takes to be more stress-free. We do not need to talk to your general practitioner or your college professor to prove this.
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9.    Donate something. Trust me, you can forget that you are dealing with many problems when you see a pitiful child walking towards you to beg for alms. When you fish coins in your pocket and give it to that kid, you feel you are the luckiest person on earth. You will soon realize that your stress is not a real problem.



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10. Be acne-free so you have all the confidence to celebrate Christmas without the element of stress. Proactiv makes Christmas stress-free and acne-free with the Combination Therapy System:


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Step 1: Renewing Cleanser

This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide – featuring smaller, finer particles designed to quickly penetrate pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. Tiny exfoliating beads gently remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells to help keep pores from clogging.

Step 2: Revitalizing Toner

This refreshing, alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil so your skin looks and feels clean, soft and refreshed – not tight and dried out. Soothing botanical agents gently balance your skin tone.

Step 3: Repairing Treatment

The repairing acne treatment is a feather-light medicated treatment that gets deep into clogged pores faster but is designed to be gentler on the skin. It’s an oil-free formula that’s safe for your entire face.

Bonus: Refining Mask

Our rich, deep cleansing mask uses sulfur, a proven acne blemish fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores, heals existing blemishes, pampers inflamed skin, and softens and refines the skin’s texture.

By the way, the Proactiv 60-Day Limited Edition Pack comes with FREE Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control 50ml is available at Watsons and SM Department stores (Beauty Section) nationwide. To know more about acne-free Christmas, check out other Proactiv products HERE.