The holidays can be a stressful time for many people, financially it can be hard, or perhaps memories of holidays past are difficult or haunting. Maybe the family gatherings are more than you are able to fully handle, maybe that one cousin whom you do not want to see shows up and disrupts the party.
Either way the holidays can be a mess for some people. Others find so much joy in them.
For me it is a mixture of both.
There are things that I love about the holidays and there are things that I would rather not have to deal with.
And I know what comes after them. Almost every year (probably every year) starting in January some depression hits. I find myself not wanting to go anywhere and I am moody and touchy. Difficult at times.
The holidays bring sentimental thoughts. But they also bring stressful situations for me.
But we manage to get through them every year.
I would like to know how you make it through the holidays each year? What are your go to tips to help cope with stressful situations?