Here’s one in the holiday spirit. Don’t allow unreasonable “family expectations” or a sense that the holidays are invalid if they aren’t a huge production drive you into a frenzy.
Should I have Thanksgiving and or Christmas at my house again, for my family?
Think, “does it really make me happy?” and “am I doing my fair share of giving in the family?”, and that will help you decide. If you think it’s the right thing but too draining, look for ways to simplify. Get food made by a caterer or sign up family volunteers as a condition of your hosting.
Don’t forget to love yourself.
🙂 <3 <3