2. Create a vision.
What’s your ideal holiday celebration? If you’re forcing yourself to plan a champagne and caviar extraveganza but would prefer an intimate gathering and baking Christmas cookies with the kids, you’re going to be miserable from start to finish. Honor and respect your own ideals and values about what the holidays should entail.

3. Think of others, too.
Holidays are the perfect time for appreciating your loved ones. Know that it’s not just you aren’t the only one experiencing holiday stress and cut everyone some slack this time of year. Above all, always come from a place of love and kindness.