The holidays are full of fun, family and stress. When it comes to dealing with holiday stress, there are a few tips to keep in mind to help you manage it.
Don't take Anything Personally. When people are in each other's faces about what you did or didn't do, remember that the issue is really about the person in your face, not about you. Choose forgiveness, walk away, and don't take it personally no matter how personal it feels.
Practice Detachment. Detach from the traditions, your routine, your habits and the way YOU think things should be. A lot of compromise comes into play when dealing with others. Accept that everything will not go your way and choose to detach from your grip on your ways and opinions.
Accept Others and Remember You Can't Change Them. We all want different things. Parents want different things from their children just like we all want different foods. Siblings want different toys when they are children and different management of family issues as adults. Petty arguing won't accomplish anything. Accept the other people are different and hold on to who you are without being belligerent toward those who want different things than you.
Remember Choices You Control. You have control over choosing happiness, gratitude, forgiveness, love, and more. Employ the choices over which you have control.
Attitude Is Everything. In the end, your attitude is the most important thing. It is very hard to stay positive when it feels like people are attacking you or life is crumbling around you. Trust me, with effort and determination, you can maintain a good attitude through the trials and stress that hit during the holidays. You have the choice to have a good attitude.
Enjoy your holidays. Remember why they are here, be positive and above all choose love for self and others because you can!