There’s about a month before Christmas. Okay, well, maybe a little less than that, but you get my point. The countdown is going down to the holidays. A time when things can be stressful for a lot of people.
Christmas has always been a stressful time for me. I don’t know if I want to say more so than it has been for others. But I think it is in a different way that it can be for others. I feel that those who have ADHD may get stressed and anxious about the holidays in a different way.
There’s just so much to the holidays that is involved. Planning is a big one. Something that many ADHDers struggle with. Myself included. I’m horrible with planning. I’d often get gifts at the very last minute. Not thinking about getting to family events until the last minute. These are just some things that involve planning and Christmas. Again, I’m just happy that my husband is better at planning, because if it were up to me, we may not have a tree up until a day or two before Christmas.
Another thing is all the events that happen around this time of the year. There are family events, events that happen at the office (for those who work), and sometimes gatherings with friends. It can be overwhelming to stay on top of all the events that you have to attend. And maybe there is something that you have to bring and it’s not only getting it, but remembering to get it.
Again, I’m not saying that it’s not stressful for everyone. I’m not saying it’s more stressful for ADHDers than for others.
Christmas is a stressful for a lot of people. There are just different reasons why it can be stressful, and these are some reasons why ADHDers can get stressed and worried about Christmas.
So, on that note, no matter how stressful it gets, we should all try to enjoy the holidays as best as we can. We do get to spend time with family and friends. With people we care about. So, let’s enjoy it.
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