A&I BSG Autumn Leaves Week 2 Blog: Holiday Stress
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Family holidays can be extremely stressful. Talk about how you handle stress and what you do to keep your cool when things get hot.
My family gatherings revolve around alcohol. That is how it always has been and I have always despised going to to family gatherings. Now that I am older and I also have my BF's family to visit, I can use that as an excuse to not stay. When I was younger, I had to stay because I didn't have anywhere else to go. Now, I can go and be with everyone before the alcohol becomes an issue. It makes it a lot easier that I can make the decision to leave and not feel guilty for being alone during the holidays. This year, I won't be alone. I will have my loving BF and his family.
Don't get me wrong. I love my family and would not change them for the world, but the alcohol is hard for me to deal with because they become people that I do not like to be around. I now have my own apartment, my BF, and my two cats. It is my own little family and it will be nice to just spend time with them in our cozy little place. I want to start enjoying the holidays, rather than despising them.
I also think that I need to keep up my exercising during the holidays. It is a great outlet for stress and I think it will help quite a bit this year. (Especially since I asked for a stationary bike!!!!)