It is clear that the holiday season is upon us. Before giving in to stress, and anxiety, discover and explore some ways to cope and survive the holidays.
Walking through the stores, it is evident that the holiday season has arrived. The arrival of the holiday season is often marked by feelings of anxiety and stress. If you’re not careful, all the craziness around the holidays can be too much to handle with our already busy lives. So, in an attempt to avoid the holiday madness, let’s explore some strategies that can help you survive this holiday season.
Everyone’s families, plans, and circumstances are exceedingly different. So, before I go in on my tips, I would like to inform you of my perspective. I have an amazing, big family, spread out across Texas. For us, the holidays are special because it is not about how we are related, but about the love that we share with each other. That being said, the months leading up to the holidays are often overwhelming! We spend so much time planning where we will meet, who is cooking what, who is decorating, where everyone will sleep, and all the other minute details. Then, there’s the issue of figuring out how to get gifts for everyone without going bankrupt after juggling birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, and all the things we have on our plates from day to day life. And I don’t know about y’all, but I don’t get time off around the holidays very easily if at all. It can be a lot to deal with. So, to combat this, I’ve developed a few things that help and a few new strategies that I will be trying to keep my wife and I sane this holiday season.
These are just a few of my practices I use to get the most out of the holidays. The main goal is to relax and focus on having a good time rather than trying to make every detail perfect. We are all unique, so we experience the holidays in different ways. Maybe you don’t have family and your holidays are spent alone, with friends, or just with afriend. There is nothing wrong with that, and it should be something that’s celebrated. Break the mold and make the holidays something you look forward to, instead of dreading.
Here’s hoping you can make this holiday season one to remember!