Preparing For The Holiday Season

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With the holidays just around the corner, it’s not unusual to be feeling anxious or overwhelmed during this time of year, especially during COVID. Wondering whether or not you’ll be able to see loved ones can be overwhelming as you try to make plans while still keeping the safety of others in mind. Strengthening your relationships by working with Los Angeles psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. can help ease the pressure that surrounds the holiday season. With all the obligations that stack up during this time of year, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves more worn out than recharged by January. 

Strengthen Your Love Relationship This Year By Working With Los Angeles Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D.  

When trying to prepare for the holidays and balance everything else on your plate, it can be hard on your relationship. Being overwhelmed and unsure of how to handle the holidays, especially during a pandemic, can cause a strain between you and your significant other. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving with difficult family members or contemplating whether or not you’ll travel, it’s important to have support and communication. Dr. Yvonne Thomas can help you and your significant other navigate this unusual holiday season so it will be done in a healthy way. 

Learning How To Set Boundaries

Now is the time of year to learn and practice new strategies for communicating with friends and family. During the holidays, it’s hard to set boundaries and say no to the people that you love, but what’s more important is your own mental health. Dr. Yvonne Thomas can help you take a step back and assess what’s doable for you this year versus what isn’t. She has over 25 years of experience working with clients in managing and improving their relationships. 

Healthy Habits, Healthy Mind, Healthy Relationships 

It’s easy to let our routines and healthy habits fall by the wayside during the holidays, but keeping these routines is actually incredibly helpful and necessary for managing stress and anxiety. Whether it’s your workout, having down-time, eating correctly, and having time with loved ones, these are some of the healthy habits that are important to keep up with. Of course, it’s not always possible to stick to these routines during the holidays, but Dr. Yvonne Thomas has the tools and resources to help you get back on track, manage stress, and ultimately thrive during this season. 

Take Time For Yourself

At the end of the day, it’s vital that you take time for yourself, away from the noise and distractions that can cause you distress and tension emotionally and physically. Giving your best self to your loved ones during the holidays is made possible when self care is a priority. Speaking with a Los Angeles psychologist is a great first step to tackling the upcoming season so that you can feel confident and healthy within yourself and in your relationships. Call Dr. Yvonne Thomas today at (310) 359-9450 or you can e-mail her through the Request An Appointment portal on her website at: