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Make a plan so you can just relax.
Create a gift list and a budget that you can afford.
Decide ahead of time what gatherings you will go to and what you're bringing.
Choose your outfit ahead of time.
Set your attitude to "gratitude".
Decide from the get-go that no one has the power to take away your joy.
Cultivate JOY: Write a list of 10 things to be grateful for each morning.
Focus your efforts where they are appreciated.
Practice deep breathing and empathy when you have to be around a friend or family member that gets under your skin. Glide away from those "critical ones" and spend time with people that appreciate how great you are.
Help someone else.
Give to a toy drive.
Volunteer at a Suicide Prevention Line.
Help a sick or elderly neighbor.
Shower others with compliments. Bring joy to the season
Say "No" when you need to.
Give yourself permission to respectfully decline things that make you anxious.
Protect yourself by drawing healthy boundaries.
Laugh. And laugh again.
Remember: Laughter cools down the body's harmful stress responses.