Wonder Woman can do it all. Superman can do it all. However you, my friend, are not a superhero (technically). Therefore, you are not expected to do it all.
Now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s set some healthy expectations. You are not obliged to plan, host, and/or cater every holiday event. You don’t need to attend every holiday party. You do not have to bankrupt yourself shopping for your second cousins and co-workers. What you need to do is remember that holiday season is about JOY. As the end of the year looms, we come together to celebrate and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. So say “thank you” to yourself by not letting your schedule destroy your life.
You wouldn’t want your friends and family burning out over the holidays. So why do it to yourself? Decide early on what you do and don’t want to do this holiday season, and then stick to the plan.