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The Speaking Up Podcast

Dec 16, 2021

We all have friends for whom the holidays are the most special and wonderful time of the year. Do you ever envy them? 

Some people revel in the holidays and everything they have to offer. However, for many of us the additional social pressures can feel overwhelming. Are you buying the right gifts? Will your house be perfectly decorated? Will everyone enjoy the food? 

In this episode I give you some ways you can manage the overwhelm and bring some joy back to your holiday season, such as: 

  • Set realistic expectations for yourself 
  • Remember the holidays are about spending time with loved ones 
  • Nobody expects you to be perfect 
  • Put yourself first 

It’s important not to let yourself get fixated on meeting unrealistic expectations this Christmas, so take a step back, remember what the holidays are really about and give yourself permission to enjoy them! 


Here are the highlights from this episode: 

{1:10} Holidays can be stressful 

{2:43} Nobody cares if everything is perfect 

{7:50} Bring joy back to your holiday season 


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