12 Days of Christmas Self Care: Day 2

Day 2: Celebrate the Small Victories

Day 2: Celebrate the Small Victories

 

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Self Care! This is something I’m pretty bad at myself. I’ve never been good at noticing the “small” victories, but I’m definitely getting better! 

We definitely always celebrate those big victories, like getting into college, getting a new job, losing all that weight, whatever it is. It’s like if it doesn’t make a significant impact in our life we don’t recognize it. But there are so many small things we should appreciate and celebrate!

 

Here is a list of some daily and more general small victories you can celebrate!

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12 Days of Christmas Self Care

12 Days of Christmas Self Care

The 12 days leading up to Christmas can be a bit nerve wracking if you have a large family, or are going to be hosting said family, or you have to spend the whole day surrounded by people, or you just might not enjoy Christmas that much. 

So I’ve come up with the idea of the 12 Days of Christmas Self Care!

Each day leading up to Christmas Day, I will post a new self-care tip and how to go about it!

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How To Recover From Your Family Filled Holidays as an Introvert

How To Recover From Your Family Filled Holidays as an Introvert

 

It’s holiday season! Regardless of whatever culture or religion you are, there should be some sort of winter holiday you celebrate. Us introverts really aren’t that big of a fan of large gatherings that come with superficial and small talk, so having more than one in the next few months is pretty exhausting.

I recently wrote about how to deal with the actual holiday gatherings themselves, so here is how to decompress and recover from all that holiday cheer you experience.

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What I’m Thankful For in 2018

Why I Spend Thanksgiving Alone and Why It's Okay

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I figured a nice and positive post about what I’m thankful for this year would be a good thing. Not only am I an introvert but I normally look at things through a more pessimistic/realistic lens, so I tend to overthink things a lot. So instead of giving in to my anxiety, I’m going to give you guys a good ol’ fashioned “what I’m thankful for Thanksgiving” post.

 

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How to Come Together with a Partner When You’re at Two Different Stages in a Relationship

How to Come Together with a Partner When You're at Two Different Stages in a Relationship

Relationships are complicated on average. They require give and take from both sides and won’t always be pretty. When you take two separate people who are living their own lives and try to merge them into one, it can cause problems just on its own.

But what happens when you’ve met someone but you’re at two different stages of relationship from each other? What happens when one person is more than willing to jump head first into a relationship where the other is still weary of letting themselves be vulnerable again?

It’s a tough place to be in, but I’m going to give my opinion on how to get through this without giving up or causing enough rifts between you and your (potential) partner to end a relationship before it gets going.

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5 Ways to Survive Winter Family Gatherings as an Introvert

5 Ways to Survive Winter Family Gatherings as an Introvert

Family gatherings are a staple for the colder holidays. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever holiday you celebrate, it usually involves a long day or two surrounded by extended family you only see once a year. 

As an introvert, all of this social interaction can drain you and make these holidays worse off by getting cranky or grumpy from over stimulation. As an introvert myself, even spending time with just my parents for Christmas can drain me. I’ve compiled ways to keep yourself going during these winter holiday gatherings.

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