Less is more Yes, it is. Go through those long lists you have of everyone and everything you should be thinking about doing something for and one, one by one, cross out anything that is not essential. Meet fewer people. Buy fewer gifts but put more care into the experience. Make less food but make it good. Throw in a less than perfect party but be a relaxed host. Don’t throw a party at all, if it stresses you. Have a cup of tea with friends and see where it goes.