The holiday season is time, to drink, dance, eat and be merry, but more often than not, when family gets together, sparks fly and the situation can be difficult to bare. Getting together during this time can seem like an obligation, and you may really find the need to convince your self to get there. However, there are ways in which you can be prepared to deal with these situations, so that you and every one around you can celebrate the festive season and enjoy all the festivities that are planned.

The survival kit below outlines how you can be equipped with some ideas to truly have ‘happy Holidays’ with your near and dear ones.

Everyone is Triggered by their Family

Simply knowing that it is normal to get triggered by your family members and what they say, is a start to having a good season. What you should know is that you have to learn to control this, if you feel irritable, try and think about how you can avoid the situation or topic that riles you up and stay away from it.

Space things out
Request for a few moments away when you start feeling overwhelmed by the conversations. Go for a walk, take a drive, go set some wine from the grocery store, basically step out and get some space.

Set Boundaries

Setting boundaries with the family can be difficult, however, you have to learn how to tell them off politely.

Things have changed with Time!
You may have aged, your parents may have aged, but during the festive season everyone may get back to the years that have gone by, know that it is going to pass after the festive season, so be careful about what you say and how you say it.

Accept People as they Are!
It is important that you start accepting people as they are. When you do, you will realize that there is not reason to keep a grumpy face and feel bad about what people are saying during this time.

Stay happy, and spread the holiday cheer, learn how to accept those that are closest to you, and you will have a great time, and so will people all around you. There are indeed so many things you can do to stay in a happy mood, and one of them is to eat the right food. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and you will note that there are so many foods that will help keep your body, mind and soul at ease! You could choose to speak with a Homeopath too, to learn about some herbal remedies that can bring you peace of mind.