Christmas seems to be advancing on us all very quickly. This is a stressful time and Christmas adds new stresses such as wanting to lose weight to look good for parties, finding the money to pay for presents and food and meeting relatives who you may have managed to avoid all year. One good way to reduce the stress is to plan early. Not only can you spread the cost over a few months but you also give yourself more time to find some bargains. It is more likely that places will have sales on at the moment so take some time to hunt around and there is no better place than the Internet for finding unique gifts which have a good price. So start looking now and you could find that the cost of Christmas is not so bad this year. You can also start working out and eating sensibly so you can lose a bit of weight before the party season starts. Sorting out the relatives is a more tricky challenge but hopefully if you are not so stressed about other issues, you will be better able to cope with them.