Learn How to Thrive During the Holidays
There are so many expectations of the Holiday Season, including:
When these PRESSURES don't match our lived experience we can feel despondent, grief, lonely, stressed and depressed.
Remember, it's okay to feel what you feel, and in fact it's important to do so otherwise it likely will get louder or last longer than it otherwise would. When we care for ourselves by allowing and learning from our feelings, we provide the antidote to what ails us.
We can also set realistic expectations for ways that we'd like to participate in holiday experiences, if at all. We get to say no. We get to initiate with others we'd actually like to spend time with. We get to prioritize our time and organize ourselves in ways that sets us up for being present with whatever does exist.