Dealing with holiday expectations

Group Of Friends Enjoying Christmas Drinks In Bar Smiling Wearing Christmas Hats

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Holiday expectations can keep you up at night, but keeping things simple this holiday season can help you focus on what the season’s really about. Clinical psychologist Dr. Tim Hope has tips.

Dealing with Holiday Expectations

  • Find the small moments to enjoy
  • Don’t take the holidays so seriously
  • Find & focus on what’s important
  • Simplify gift-giving
  • Invite guests to bring a dish
  • Don’t spread yourself thin
  • Volunteer
  • Ease your obligations
  • Outsource your responsibilities