While Christmas is typically one of the most stressful times of the year, you can take a few steps to slow things down, enjoy the magic, and take time for the season.

It’s easy to get caught up in the “to do’s” and forget the real reason for the celebrations.

Take time for your spouse. Take an evening off, go to dinner, take a walk if the weather is nice where you are. Get out and get alone. Spend some time talking and connecting in a relaxed setting.

And take time for the kids. We are so busy putting together parties and gifts and activities FOR them, but what they really need and want is quality time together. Take a day and go somewhere as a family, or spend a little one on one time with each kid doing something they love.

Finally, take time for yourself. Go golfing, take a bath, go out with friends or just spend some time alone and reflect on the wonderful season of Christmas.