Families can feel pressured to follow along with others and buy expensive and lavish gifts, often overextending themselves and worrying about how they will pay for everything. The holiday hosting duties often fall on the laps of parents who’re busy working, taking care of the kids and now need to anxiously plan a 5-course meal for 40 people. Others are going through grief and loss, which is only heightened by the holidays.
Needless to say, the holidays can often come with many conflicting emotions. This is why it’s so important to make sure you’re practising self-care throughout the holidays!Whether it’s sneaking a few moments alone at your next holiday party, staying home and shopping online instead of trekking to the crowded stores or just plain saying no to adding additional events to your busy calendar, there is no shame in taking time for yourself this season.