For most people, the holiday season includes the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

The good being the laughter and fun you have with family and friends. Spending time and sharing love with all those that are important to you.

The bad and the ugly includes holiday anxiety to make things ‘perfect’, the struggle of gift giving, family drama, or even the pressure we put on ourselves hoping others will see us as “she/he has it all together.”

How many times, do we feel we have to put our best foot forward, purchase the perfect gift, or decorate our home the most festive? Do you feel if you do not put your ‘best foot’ forward, that family or friend might think less of you? Do you ever feel that your self-worth is on display during the holidays; family or friends might judge you if everything isn’t right?

I have seen it time and time again, we want Christmas to be so special, but we end up stressing ourselves out. We try to make it perfect and make everyone happy, and in doing so, we lose ourselves in the process.