Coping with holiday stress can be tough and the pandemic isn’t making it any easier. This week, we’ll share tips to help you not just survive the holidays, but to help you thrive during this holiday season! 

Our first tip is to set realistic expectations for the holiday season. This includes being honest with yourself and with your family members about what the holidays will look like this year, especially as the pandemic impacts travel and family gatherings all over the world. Setting realistic expectations also means that you anticipate that things will look different and allow yourself to explore in advance what feelings these changes may arise not only in you, but also in your loved ones. 

Being realistic about your expectations will help to minimize disappointment, conflict, and miscommunications around the holidays. 

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