How to Handle Family Stress During the Holidays {3 Simple Tips} - Episode #20


I seriously love this time of year! However (and there’s a big however), holidays can also be really hard. It can be tiring, bring up negative feelings and scratch open old wounds. We would all like to share the best version of ourselves with our family and those closest to us during this special time and make wonderful memories to cherish. Today I will share some tips on the best way to handle these situations for both yourself and your family. By showing up as your best self, so that you can get through the holidays feeling less stressed and more loved.

What we’re talking about

- Family and the holidays (the good, the bad and the ugly)

- Bad habits that should be kicked to the curb

- Easy ways to make holiday less stressful and more loving

All the feelings

As much as there are so many things to love about the holidays, there are also quite a few things not to love about the holidays. With all the to-do lists and events to attend, and sometimes even feelings of homesickness looms. Emotions can range from high to low as this is definitely a time of year that comes with a lot of triggers.

Best Way to Handle Emotions

  • Practice empathy

Let go of Judgement

We have a tendency to see other people in a way that makes us mad and frustrates us. But we forget to check in and think about what these people’s struggles could be or what they may be going through in their lives. Usually we just see something that bothers us and we emotionally react or we are emotionally triggered. We should use this time to practice more love and empathy, and show up with more kindness and less judgement this year.

Remember Silent Struggles

It should be less all about us all in our own heads and it should be more about reaching out and getting to know others and see what they’re truly going through. We all have quiet silent struggles that nobody knows about and we need to take a moment to give a thought to our family’s silent struggles too.

How do you want to show up?

Take a step back and think about what’s important to you and how do you want to show up? What’s important to you and how can you focus on being the kind of person that you want to be?

What we ultimately want is to is to show up as someone who loves more and who shows more kindness. You don’t have to do a lot to make that happen, just letting someone know that you’re thinking of them can make a world of difference.

Thanks for always listening and being my peeps. Have an incredible holiday!

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