Delegate some shopping to your spouse. Have the children wrap presents. Let the entire family decorate.

If guests are coming to you, don't decline their offers to bring food or drink. Or consider cutting out the turkey and ham for dinner, and sticking with just one. Use a store-bought pie instead of a homemade one.

Maintaining your sanity this holiday season can be accomplished by sharing the workload and cutting corners.

The holidays don't have to be filled with stress and anxiety. Realize that less is more and look for ways to include the entire family in what needs to be accomplished. By cutting back instead of running yourself ragged, you'll be able to maintain your sanity this holiday season.