Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… except when it’s the absolute worst. Unrealistic expectations, awkward family dinners and the stress of checking off that long gift list can grind down even the most cheerful among us - Melinda Fulmer

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How to Actually Enjoy the Holidays

There’s a lot of pressure to be social during the holidays. Those expectations can make you feel pretty low, particularly if your social feeds are full of parties you weren’t invited to or people who seem to have harnessed the holiday spirit in a way you just can’t. Limiting social media use is one obvious fix, but gratitude can also be a potent antidote to holiday FOMO, the fear of missing out, said Jaime Kurtz, a professor of psychology at James Madison University who has done extensive research on “savoring,” the ability to notice positive experiences deliberately.

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