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How do you manage being with family for Christmas

Dec 21, 2018 12:19 PM

So my grandparents and anyone besides the family who lives with me is not very respectful of me during Christmas I get pushed off the couch my cousins are yelling and screaming which triggers anxiety and there is no place for me to go calm down besides the basement which is freezing

Dec 23, 2018 4:10 PM

I made myself relax and tried not to be concerned about yelling, gifts not yet wrapped, food to cook, etc. You know what..the world didnt end. I was in pain but I just relaxed and I actually hurt less.

Jan 02, 2019 10:40 PM

The holidays can be stressful for many. I can become stressed out at things not being done. My husband doesn’t help very much especially with decorating and cooking. He does however assist at times with cleaning and washing the clothes. I’ve learned to be more grateful for what he DOES DO and just do what he doesn’t do on my own. If I were to freak out constantly over what he doesn’t do, I’d be much more stressed and would be that much more apt to have my pain level go up. I would also not be a nice person to be around because I would be screaming a lot. Pick your battles as they say. How about putting on some music or a tape and listening to it to cancel out some of the loud noises. “Zone out” distract yourself. Smile and try your best to not let them steal your inner joy that no one can take unless YOU allow them to. Try playing with them. If you can’t physically get down with them what about a board game etc. Be creative, They May be doing that because they are wanting your attention. Don’t know if there just rude uncaring kids or just kids that are bored and acting out. Anyway, try to enjoy your time with them or learn to ignore them. One or the other. Good luck. 💕

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