Do you love the Holiday season or find it stressful? Is it a time of joy or a time of anxiety? Do you enjoy it or deal with family pressures?
When I was growing up in the Detroit area, I loved the Holiday season as a child. As I got older and my family moved to northern Michigan, the Holiday season was transitioning from fun to stressful. Into adulthood and a free spirit, the Holiday season, I began to feel stress and resent about it because of expectations during the time. One of my most meaningful Holidays is when I refused to live up to expectations and stayed home in my apartment without traveling. I had experienced peace and joy.
Admittedly, I know some families who truly are friends with each other and get along during the Holidays which is rare.
So, whatever your plan is for the Holiday season, treat yourself to some time of peace so that you can have joy.