5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

It’s that time of year when all is merry and bright… or is it? This time of year can be particularly stressful. Here are our top 5 tips to help you come out the other side in one piece.

  • 1 Manage Your Expectations

So you want the holidays to go smoothly, for everything to be perfect. That’s your number one mistake. Expecting perfection is just setting yourself up for disappointment. Realize that things will go wrong, people might be grumpy, you might not get to do all the things you wanted. Lowering your expectations will make for a more peaceful mind.

2 Manage Others’ Expectations

Try not to spread yourself so thinly that you’re going too fast to enjoy even a minute of the holidays. It’s OK to say no to outings and get-togethers if you don’t feel up to it.

3 Stay Focused on What Really Matters

The holidays should be nurturing, not grating. So remember to appreciate all the people you love for who they are, and enjoy spending time with them as opposed to getting caught up in the mayhem.

4 Practice Self Control

We all like to let go a little during the holidays, but overindulging constantly will leave you feeling unable to enjoy all that the holidays bring. Instead, have a little of what you enjoy.

5 Enjoy the Peace

The holidays can be a whirlwind of events and running here and there, leaving you more exhausted than before the holidays started. Try to use some of the time to get quiet and enjoy some peace and quiet, like taking a long walk in nature. Your nervous system will thank you for it!

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