3 Ways to Achieve Holiday Ease No Matter the Situation at Home

Tips to free yourself from worrying about the holidays and create a warm, happy time together with your family.

You are officially less than two weeks out from Thanksgiving and approaching a lot of “ends:” the end of the semester, the end of the college application cycle, the end of the holiday season, and the end of the year. While this time of year is exciting, it can also be challenging. 

One unique challenge that many of you will face this holiday season is celebrating without family due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the light at the end of the 2020 tunnel is visible, it can seem further away than ever as we inch closer, and it is easy to get wrapped up in things you can not control.

But what if, instead of worrying about what next semester is going to look like or what your plans for winter break are or how 2021 is going to look, you and your teen focused on the things you can control?

If you are feeling overwhelmed or tense about the holidays, the end of the school year, or the future in general right now, check out these tips for staying grounded, present, and connected over the next few weeks.

1. Schedule FaceTime or Zoom calls with family members and friends who you would usually see this time of year.

2. Write down 3 challenges you overcame today or this week. 

  • Did you wake up early and go for a run even though you wanted to stay in bed?
  • Did you check off that one item on your to-do list that you have been putting off?

3. Try productively distracting your mind by going for a walk or reading a good book.

  • Need a book idea? Check out The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware for a quick, but engaging read!

2020 has been a challenging year, but it is almost over. There are so many things to be grateful for, even amidst the chaos, starting with fresh air, food on the table, and a roof over your head!

Stay tuned for the next few weeks as we continue sharing ways to stay connected and engaged this holiday season! If you’re looking for even more tips and tricks for college application essays and e-learning visit our Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn for more content including videos and more in-depth looks at tips from our blog posts.

Remember to focus on the present this week!

Moira

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