3 Reasons Celebrating Friendsgiving Makes The Holidays A Lot Less Stressful

by Angela Mujukian

As the holidays approach and deadlines for jobs, events and exams come near, it's important to stop and appreciate the people we have in our lives.

And although family will always be there, our friends are different because they truly understand the struggles we go through on a daily basis.

That's why it's so important to celebrate Friendsgiving.

With all the holiday gifts, planning and visits, it's important not to lose ourselves during the busy season. Friendsgiving makes you realize your friends will always be there for you, no matter how stressful things get.

When you celebrate the holidays with your friends instead of family, you also realize you're not the only one who struggles with daily stressors. And most importantly, you realize there are good people in the universe besides family and the people in the city you were raised in.

You realize that because you've shared some of your worst days together, you can sit around for Friendsgiving and enjoy some of the best days as well as some incredible food, music and conversation.

Here are three reasons celebrating Friendsgiving is the best remedy for stress this time of year:

1. Because nobody else gets it.

You're tired and stressed and nobody understands the day you've had because your family isn't in your circle or office, and they just can't relate. So, your friends are ones you can turn to.

With them, you can make a few jokes about your day and basically laugh off the stress and all the little things that don't really matter.

Sometimes, when you're so far away from your family, you think no one else can understand what you're going through. But, your friends are right there with you, dealing with the same struggles.

It's a beautiful thing when you can share your struggles and realize you will always have each other.

2. You're in good company.

You're far away from home, but you're close to good people. And sometimes, those friends you didn't think you'd be that close with in the beginning turn into family.

You realize you've built a new "home" together through trust, loyalty and respect.

On Friendsgiving, you can come together and celebrate your friendship and how close you've become. It's the perfect way to take stock of all the wonderful people you have in your life.

3. You can truly celebrate each other.

You've probably been there for each other during some difficult moments, so now is the time to take a breather and celebrate your hard work and successes.

It's important to realize you're not alone in this adventure of life and you have friends to support you. Just knowing that unloads a huge burden from your stressed shoulders.

Holidays can be a bittersweet time, especially if you're far away from home. But with Friendsgiving, you don't have to travel far for it to feel like home.

You not only have home in your heart, but you also have home in your friends. That's what makes Friendsgiving so special and stress-free.