4 tips for finding joy over the holidays | Health & Wellness Services
Lean into your support systems
Complicated family dynamics, busy schedules and overall stress can make it hard to navigate the holidays on your own. That’s why it’s important to lean into your support systems. Reaching out to those we love the most during this time can strengthen our relationships, provide mutual support and create opportunities for meaningful time together.
Here are some ideas of how you can lean in:
Let your inner child out
Do you have fond memories of traditions or winter fun from your childhood? This year, take some time to let your inner child out. Engaging in play can be a great way to relieve stress, bring laughter into your life and find new sources of joy.
Here are some ideas you can try:
Honor those who aren’t here
If someone you love has passed away, the holidays can bring a mix of emotions. Allow yourself to not only feel your grief but cherish the fond memories you’ve made together.
Here are some ways to handle grief during the holidays:
If you’re struggling this holiday season, be sure to connect with resources on and off campus.