Hi everyone! It’s October and that means the holidays are coming up on us, and pretty quickly as well!
The holidays, from Halloween, to Thanksgiving, to Christmas, to New Years, can be a happy time filled with new family memories. But they can also be quite stressful, especially when having a rough relationship with family and such.
I have heard so many people excitingly talking about he holiday and getting ready to dress up and give gifts, but I have also heard the other side of that. Feeling lonely around this time, some people don’t have that much family. Others don’t have much money to give there children and family the ideal holiday experience.
Even if the holidays are hard for because of loneliness, family, work or money, there is something positive to come out of everything. If you keep that thought in mind you can get through this season without much problem.
Tips for staying positive during the stressful holiday season-
You don’t need a lot of money to give-
This is hard, but yet important. Your kids may wonder why Santa didn’t get them what all the other kids got. Or you may wonder what to get the family members who always go all out on. You don’t have to one up any one, home made photos and cards can mean a whole lot. Your children may not understand at this time in their lives, but they will someday.
Give back in other ways-
Taking your children or family to volunteer at a soup kitchen or an animal shelter can really open their eyes to what they have to be grateful for. Giving back is still giving.
Take it day by day-
Don’t stress out over the holidays that are going to be happening within the next few months, take it day by day. They will come and go regardless of how you handle them, so handle them the best way you can. Try to make the holiday season a time to be mindful.
You’re never alone-
No matter what may be going on, what stress you have, you are never alone. There are many people out there, struggling with the same holiday issues. Try to find others that you can relate too, others that you can talk too and you can help each other out.
Don’t isolate yourself-
It is always easier to isolate yourself when you feel depressed and alone. Especially during the holidays. You m
ight be better off going to the holiday parties and surrounding yourself with your family and friends this holiday season versus just staying alone. It might be hard to do so at first but you might not regret it!
Take a break if you need, Self care is important-
Your happiness and well being should always be most important. If you are feeling like you need to take a day off and a break from all the stress, you should definitely take that break. Self Care is extremely important during this time of year. Take all of the time you need to take good care of yourself.
I hope you use these tips throughout this holiday season!
Also do what you feel is right for yourself throughout these months, it may be hard, but give yourself all the self care possible!
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