The holidays are a bit of a mixed bag for most of us. Some things are exciting, lovely, and special, but there are also things that can be challenging, uncomfortable, and painful. And that’s just the truth of it.

And because of the chaos, stress or difficult things that can came up whenever there are family gatherings infused with expectations and different personalities, I am going to talk with you about 5 things you can do to save at least some of your sanity over the holidays.