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4 ways to tackle the holidays with total confidence

(BPT) - The holiday season is the most wonderful (and busy) time of year. While the season means plenty of quality time spent with loved ones, it can also bring chaos and stress when it comes to buying gifts, coordinating travel and planning family functions.

Luckily, there are some simple ways to tackle the holidays with confidence. Just ask mom, TV personality and blogger Ali Fedotowsky-Manno. “It’s easy to feel overwhelmed this time of year — and, I tend to take on way too much. That’s why I depend on Total Wireless to get me through it all with my smartphone, so I can focus on spending time with the people I love.”

Here are Ali’s top tips for managing the chaos of the holidays:

1. Plan Ahead: Planning ahead doesn’t just mean buying all your gifts early. Instead of scrambling to bake cookies or wrap presents right before a holiday party, I like to make checklists of things I can prepare ahead of time. That way, I can actually enjoy holiday get-togethers, whether I am a host or a guest.

2. Stay organized: As my family grows, I’ve learned how easy it is to get lost in the clutter of holiday wish lists, activities, events and travel, and a paper to-do list is way too easy to lose. My smartphone has become an essential tool that gives me the confidence to tackle the holiday season. I create lists for each family member, keep track of my holiday to-dos, coordinate travel and schedule reminders in my calendar for holiday events and parties.

3. Shop anywhere: Honestly, I probably do 95 percent of my shopping online. Holiday shopping in-person means dealing with bumper-to-bumper parking lot traffic and crowds that never end. Great plans from Total Wireless and my smartphone gives me the confidence to shop from the palm of my hand, wherever I am.

4. Focus on what really matters: When I make time for family, friends, exercise and sleep, my mood is one hundred times better. Taking the time to unwind is so helpful — I like to take walks with my family or even just snuggle in bed with a cup of tea! Take some time to slow down, breathe and remember this time of year is about the people you love.

Total Wireless gives you the confidence you need to break free from the hassles of the holidays. Its four line Shared Family Plan is just $25/line per month with Unlimited Talk & Text, plus 25GB of shared* data, keeping the entire family connected on America’s largest and most dependable 4G LTE† network.

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