There is no doubt: unfulfilled and unspoken expectations can impact our experiences and relationships. This is especially true during the holidays where they are a major contributor to the blues. Have you ever realized you were making expectations of others or yourself? There is a way to surrender your expectations and gain grace, peace and contentment in exchange.
Sometimes we have to be intentional about caring for ourselves, especially during a stressful holiday season. The holidays are always portrayed as a merry, cheerful time, yet not everyone feels that way. Get ahead of anxiety, overwhelm and avoid burnout by practicing self-care for this year.
In today’s Ask Dr. B, a reader asks for advice on how to handle the stress and depression often brought on by the holidays.