Some survivors report feeling better overall when having a plan instead of just saying 'Mall, here I come'. Being in control is important.
Reduce your holiday shopping stress by planning the trip before you leave home. (Victims of domestic violence may benefit from a safety plan that is created with a local advocate.)
Plans can empower survivors and lessen the likelihood of forgotten items. In general, the plan can be written or not. Go with whatever works best for you. Reduce your shopping stress by thinking about which stores you want to visit. Think about where you want to have a snack or meal and plan a route. (Next...)