When the holidays role around, so does an increase in stress, tension, and/or depression. The holidays tend to make people a bit crazy, and knowing how to deal with your surrounding actions is important so you don't become overwhelmed. Here are a few things you can try to ease holiday tension this year.
Know When To Say No
It's tough to tell people no around the holidays. After all, this is a time of peace and joy, and people will likely reach out and want to spend time with you. Know when to say no, however. If you feel like you are becoming overwhelmed, it's time to step back and take some time for yourself. If you aren't happy, others around you will pick up on your mood and it could spill over to them as well. Don't do this to your loved ones! Instead, decline events that you really can't afford the time to attend or ask for a rain check for a time when you are less busy.