A big mistake that people often make around the holidays is that they focus so much on how they’ll spend time with others, that they don’t intentionally think about how to spend time caring for themselves.  

A good way to curb holiday stress is to be just as intentional about what you will do for yourself during the holidays. Even if you spend a few minutes each day, or designate a weekly ritual or self-care activity, when we care for ourselves during the holidays, we can minimize stress and maximize the opportunities to bond with our loved ones.