Sometimes we believe we are stressed about our tasks, but that anxiety is an effort to distract from the big feelings the holidays can bring: memories of those who are no longer with us, nostalgia for the past, maybe painful memories of challenging holidays and relationships, maybe just sweetness that feels too big to hold. Don't be afraid to feel the feelings. If you let them flow, accept them, embrace them with kindness and without fear, they won't overwhelm you.
Think of the wisemen who traveled to see the baby Jesus. They left their lives, their businesses, their to do lists behind to stand in awe before the baby and the star above him - and the peace and power they felt in his presence. Do that too.