Have you been out to the stores lately?
Have you noticed we went from Halloween to Christmas?
I don't know about you, but I have been triggered into a grief spiral of emotions.
For anyone dealing with an illness, grief, or the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be a time of sadness, pain, anger, or dread. It can be difficult to cope, especially when you see the sights and sounds of holiday happiness all around you. (Holiday Survival Strategies for Coping With Grief (verywellhealth.com)
More importantly, you’re also allowed to say no, or ask for flexibility. When you’re new to navigating holiday grief, there’s likely going to be some trial and error involved, so give yourself some grace. Navigating Holiday Grief Practical Strategies - Umoya Institute.