How Can I Protect My Mental Health During The Holidays?

Your mindset has the power to dictate the direction of your life.

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Here are 4 tips to make the Holidays enjoyable this year (especially when you’re not a holiday person)

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In order to prevent hurt feelings, lay out the expectation now that you are happy to attend both gatherings (if you feel comfortable), but will be spending the better half of the evening at Good Friend Jon’s.

#2 Utilize this 30-second mindfulness trick when your outspoken brother-in-law gets on your last nerve

#3 Let the judgment from the “responsible” sibling roll off your back by owning yourself

Being back in our family cohorts (whether a physical place or presence of family members) can dredge up real emotional trauma. We walk into our old bedroom and BAM! We’re 15 again, feeling guilty for sneaking out the night before.

#4 Remind yourself that you are in control of the situation

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Ashley Alt

Life is better when we laugh. I write about the importance of mental health & believe our weirdness is what makes us great. https://ashleyalt.substack.com/