No matter how much you enjoy doing it, entertaining is hard work — especially after you’ve had a particularly brutal week. Some weeks, by the time Friday rolls around, all you want to do is put on soft pants and sit on the couch. But sometimes that just isn’t possible, because you made plans to host a dinner party (or a holiday) weeks ago and you can’t exactly cancel.
Fear not! There are ways to avoid putting the proverbial cherry on top of a total meltdown. Here’s how to psych yourself up and actually enjoy yourself.