Christmas can bring out the best but also the worst in everyone.
It’s also easy to set your expectations too high.
Try not to stress about trying to find the “perfect gift” for someone, hosting the perfect Christmas lunch or expecting people who don’t normally get along to put their differences aside.
Remember it’s the thought that counts when it comes to gift giving, that being together is more important than having the perfect meal, and that sometimes some people really should be seen separately from each other.
Tell people how you feel, reach out for help and look after yourself – keep an eye on the calendar for some great self care tips in the coming days.
If you find yourself struggling, call Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline 13 11 14 for support.