Trim the fat and make time for the important things (like “relationship”— with your friends and family and with the Lord Himself). What do I mean by “trim the fat”? Shop smarter. Shop online! Cook less! Bake less! Give your neighbors candles as gifts, instead of cookies that you broke your back to bake. Or give them nothing at all and blame me (I’m okay with that). Or give your friends gifts at Thanksgiving rather than Christmas (that’s what I do). Boycott sending out Christmas cards. Give gift cards as gifts rather than spend time in line at the stores.