During the holidays, life can sometimes start to feel a bit unwieldy. There is excitement in the air as one week runs into the next, leading up to the big day. Along with the vibrant colors and sounds of the season can come a myriad of requests from people for your time and participation. Learning to say “No” in relationships, especially around the holidays, can be a challenge. On the one hand, you want to participate in the festivities and not be a Scrooge, but on the other hand, you want to feel balanced and sane during this time of year. Whether it’s turning down an invitation to a party, an alcoholic drink, or a Christmas cookie your best friend made, learning to say “No” is one of the best holiday gifts you can give yourself. To learn the language of “No” in relationships during the holidays, click here.