I just found a wonderful essay titled “Sanity and Sobriety in the Holiday Season.” I loved the questions he suggests I ask myself:
- Am I feeling isolated, lonely, sad, or angry?
- Am I keeping any secrets or telling any lies?
- Do I have idealized (and likely unrealistic) expectations for family and holiday gatherings?
- Am I feeling impulsive or obsessive?
Read the essay for more. (And thanks to my email feed from intherooms.com for the link.)