The Today Show said 2/3 of women suffer depression around the holidays. One place they come from is stress or sadness, both of which stem from inflated expectations. One suggestion was set realistic expectations. View link here.
My first suggestion is to write down all the fun traditions that you want to do this holiday season and prioritize. A new Christmas CD for the car is much more realistic than seeing a holiday concert. Decide if your budget can afford a big party this year. It might be a better idea to have a potluck gathering rather than a big party. I am making my list and checking it twice. I will put a post of my traditions up later this month. What are some of your favorites?