Dealing with Christmas Stress & Anxiety – Blogmas Day 8

Dealing with Christmas Stress & Anxiety – Blogmas Day 8

As we know I can’t always be happy and cheerful but sometimes I think it’s important to ignore the fun and address some of the more serious issues. Yes, Christmas is a time of joy and laughter but when you get a little bit older it can become a very hard and stressful time. Time begins to tick by so fast whilst you are trying to work every single hour you can fit into your schedule. I think so many adults spend their Christmas holidays stressing and not relaxing, which leads to them forgetting to enjoy the times they have. It’s sad to see and to be honest, I’m not one to talk because I am exactly the same. By no means is the aim of this post to bring people down and make them feel worse about their situation, I am simply just trying to show you that you can and should enjoy the Christmas period.

I am by no means from a wealthy family or a multimillionaire myself so I do find it hard to survive and spare extra cash to buy all my family and friends the presents they deserve. It’s hard when your loved ones deserve the world but you can just about afford a potato. It’s so easy to forget about the true meaning of Christmas and get caught up in the idea of thinking you have to spend hundreds of pounds to have a good day. Christmas is all about spending TIME and EFFORT with your loved ones and isn’t about who has got the best.

Honestly, there is no wonder that people get depressed around the holidays. There is an array of demands: you’ve got parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. For me, I still live at home with my parents so a lot of these aren’t an issue for me. My main issue is money and wanting to get everyone exactly what they want and need. There is no better feeling in the world than seeing someone open their present and you know it’s exactly what they asked for. I get so excited buying people what they want and deserve but this year has proved far too difficult and I am really struggling.

This year is the first year that I have moved away from home and am defending on my own two feet. I have living costs such as food, rent, and travel that is a huge part of my outgoings, Whereas when I lived at home I did not need to pay for any of these. I know many of you are thinking ‘welcome adulthood hun’ and to which I respond “thank you for the welcome but I DO NOT LIKE IT AND I WANT TO LEAVE ASAP”. Anyway, I’ve accepted the fact I might not be able to spare as much cash as I normally do for Christmas and I know my family loves me enough to understand.

I hope you are all already having a fantastic holiday and beg you to try and not get yourself stressed and down. It is simply just one of 365 days we have to live and I’m sure you’ve experienced a lot worse at some point. As long as you are happy and you love the one closest to you, you are already richer than 99% of the people in this world.

Ashleigh Davis

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4 Comments

  1. live_a_life_less_ordinary December 9, 2017 / 3:30 am

    If you, or in general someone close to me who didn’t have a lot of money for Christmas, gave me a potato as a gift, I’d treasure that potato and treat it like it was the best potato in the universe, because you gave it to me with love.

    Eventually, I’d probably eat it anyway, though, or else it’ll rot.

  2. bexcapades December 9, 2017 / 9:30 am

    I completely understand, this is probably this is the busiest December I’ve ever had & trying to fit everything in is just crazy!

    • Ashleigh Davis December 9, 2017 / 9:30 am

      It’s so hard being an adult 😭😂 we’ll pull through

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