Finding joy at Christmas is harder than other times of the year. Memories of loved ones, financial struggles, health issues, and relationship woes often make for a very difficult celebration.
To combat holiday blues and stress and increase joy, here are a few suggestions:
- Lower expectations of others – We shouldn’t hold others to expectation we set for them. People, even the best of people, will disappoint us.
- Increase your investment in others – Something supernatural happens when we share with others. We are to give and extend grace, as it was given to us.
- Change your perspective – Choosing to be greatly joyful is not based on circumstances, but comes by perspective.
Here is to wishing you less stress and more blessings as we approach the holiday.