Do things your way; Don’t get caught up in the madness, run your own race. Have your list, work through it, according to your budget, there’s no need to overextend yourself. Financial burden can be a huge source of stress so getting organised and sticking to your list can help take the stress out of it. You can’t buy everything for everyone, small heartfelt tokens go a long way, even a card, phone call or homemade gift is always so well received and often means even more.
Boundaries; Think what you would like. Be ok with saying no when needs be. Whether its requests for extravagant presents, or Christmas dinner invites, that extra drink or mince pie, take a second to think what is the right thing for you, trust your intuition and you say no whenever you need, its empowering.
Enjoy it for the nice moments; Down time, family time, connection, laying low, getting out in nature, watching a family movie, having a lie in. It doesn’t matter if the place is spotless or if everything gets done, its your Christmas too, rope in some help and make sure you get a chance to relax too.