The holidays are often filled with unrealistic expectations that can lead to added stress and leave us feeling overwhelmed. We are flooded with advertisements of the perfect holiday decorations and meals on social media platforms, websites, and other media outlets. These images and messages can often influence our expectations of what the holidays “should” look like. When we get into this mindset of perfection, it can be easy to forget about the most important part of the holidays – spending time with our loved ones and fostering deep, and meaningful connections with one another.
We encourage you to take a step back, reflect, and let go of any unrealistic expectations you may have about the holidays. Instead, focus on staying in the present moment and connecting with the people you care about! This can help you recognize and lean into moments of joy and gratitude, helping you build your relationships and create lasting memories with your loved ones this holiday season.