How to avoid STRESS
GIVE PEOPLE SPACE
This year, a fair number of us have probably spent more time than ever at home with friends or family, so as 2020 comes to an end remember that it’s important to respect each other’s boundaries. If someone wants to go out for a walk on their own or wants to spend the evening reading their new book, that’s okay! The holiday season can be intense, but by giving each other space it means that when you do come together around the dinner table or for a game of charades, you’ll enjoy it even more.
On the flipside, if you have friends or family that live alone reach out to them on the phone during the festive season and take the time to catch up.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT PERFECTION
Perfect is the enemy of good. We can all strive for the perfect new year but that’s putting a lot of pressure and expectation on yourself, your family and your friends. When your expectations are equal to the reality of events then you are happy. If the event surpasses your expectations, then you will be even happier! That’s not to say you shouldn’t try to have a lovely new year but, as this year has taught us all, we shouldn’t sweat the small stuff or let life get us down when things don’t go to plan.
BE AWARE OF YOUR REACTIONS
We can’t control what other people do, but we can control our reactions. Let that sink in. If you find yourself getting anxious or stressed because of something that someone else is doing, just take a moment to breathe before reacting. You’re in control, you have the choice.
Source: Your Rituals