I posted this around this time last year. Reminder that your mental health is important. Do what you can to maintain it and do not feel guilty if you need space. Your first obligation will always be to yourself.
Holiday season is here. That means gatherings, family, friends, and expectations. That also means anxiety, depression, loneliness, and assumptions. Try to make time for those you care about and care about you. Yet, also know your boundaries. Know when it’s time to leave or end a conversation that may be triggering. Understand that your management of your mental health is a priority. So make an effort, but know your limitations. We are all fighting a battle.