One of the first things to go when things start getting stressful around the holidays for me is my daily Work, and it's right when I need it the most. I've been fortunate this season because I've had a lot of Applied Hermetic work to do for other people, so I get to spend a lot of time with the spirits anyway. It keeps my sphere tingly and bright. It harmonizes the parts of my soul, and it's harder for the stress of the material world to fracture that link between the rational mind and the emotional survival instinct that just wants to destroy anything it perceives as a threat to its safety and peace.*
So try not to let your daily work slip. People in the Black Work course should be doing that ritual at the end of the first lesson once a week, at least. I know it takes forever, but it's fun. Those who should be conjuring the Supernatural Assistant (yeah, I am talking about you down in Texas, but also some others) should be conjuring it. It's ten minutes, yo.
And for those who are going through the process of K et C HGA, remember not to speak of the things of the heavens that cannot be understood. Watch your step (have sight in your feet) when you're around others. Shit gets stirred up that doesn't need to be addressed over Christmas dinner. The urge to burn through the bullshit and cauterize the wound so it can heal can be strong.
*Never one to ignore a challenge, the Stresses of the Material World redoubled their efforts throughout the season, but I've managed to hold my own against them! Yes, I am happy about that, it's not the norm for me in years past.