Home for the holidays survival guide

November 13, 2017

home-for-holidaysIt’s ironic that the so-called “happiest time of the year” can actually be the most stressful.  There’s something about being home for the holidays that can bring out the worst in people.

That’s why I’ve got this handy guide to surviving home for the holidays.

I guarantee you’ll find at least one tip that will help you survive home for the holidays. And maybe even enjoy it more!  Yes, that link above is live. Go for it!

22 comments on “Home for the holidays survival guide
  1. Diana Villa says:

    I totally agreed with you, this is my favorite time of the year, but it is also very stressful, thanks for the great tips 😀

  2. I think everyone should read this! The holidays can be an emotional minefield for everyone.

  3. Danielle says:

    I have to go give this a look. For so many people, this time of year can be financial, emotionally, or both, frankly, draining. The most wonderful time of the year can have some incredibly painful memories associated with it.

  4. JEanette says:

    Survival guide for the holidays is probably a good thing. This time of year there are so many crazy things going on this sometimes you just need to take a breather and do something for yourself. Your survival guide to definitely lead us in a good direction that’s not chaotic.

  5. Mimi Green says:

    I’m so thankful that I have a good time with my family and my in laws. We usually do a potluck style dinner so everyone does their part. We aren’t all stressed out. We laugh, we talk loud, play games and enjoy one another.

    After that I’m ready to go home and lay around and do nothing.

  6. Sapana V says:

    Home is the best place for holidays. Your guide is really great for a homely person like me.

  7. This time of year can be stressful and for so many reasons. It’s good to have guides like this to help keep our sanity.

  8. I agree that just because it’s the holidays, it doesn’t mean everyone is going to get along. Those are great tips for making the best of the holidays.

  9. it’s so weird. We get together with people who are too busy during the rest of the year. Yet, we do it. WHY?

  10. Ruth I. says:

    We are all excited about the coming Christmas holiday but I agree that it is also the most stressful one. It’s a great time to be with family but it’s not always easy.These tips are helpful!

  11. Marysa says:

    The holidays are definitely a stressful time of year. Thanks for sharing your tips! I feel like I am a mess by the time Christmas rolls around.

  12. Victoria Heckstall says:

    Whoa!! This is such a great survival guide for holiday. This is very stressful yet so exciting. Christmas is coming already and we need to get ready as soon as possible.

  13. It can be really stressful which is one of the reasons we moved away from everyone we knew. That really helped!

  14. Yes Carol. On the way home yesterday I turned to Mike and said, “I wonder how many Americans are toasted by noon on Thanksgiving Day”…how many have to drink to spend time with family???

  15. Kathy says:

    I think the holidays can either be really good or bad. For me it’s always something positive. We always have fun during the holidays. I know for some it’s not always easy though.

  16. Ricci says:

    This is the busiest time of the year and a survival guide is a great idea!! I will have to check it out!!

  17. Cathy says:

    Any guide for the stress of her holiday is a great idea! Love the lady one….de-stress with a friend. Priceless!!

  18. Andrea Bates says:

    Love your list of tips, Carol.

    My holidays are fairly stress-free on most years, and this year should hopefully be no exception!

  19. It’s definitely a stressful time for me. However, it’s kind of a good stress for me. I know many others do not feel the same way.

  20. I totally agree Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. But also the most stressful time of the year. As I get older I tried not to stress too much about it and just enjoy it.

  21. I need a way to survive this week :p The holidays are so stressful but such a blessing too!

  22. LOL Last year I was vlogging, in training for a stay at home job and the sole person in charge of the cooking! It was STRESSFUL! This year, I’m taking it easy.

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