We know what you’re thinking: How in the world are we supposed to get through this 2020 holiday season? This Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, and New Year will be different than any other ones that we’ve ever experienced, so how are we supposed to know how to go about celebrating safely? We’ve created a guide for you to help you celebrate the holidays while also staying healthy – both mentally and physically. Here are five ways to navigate the 2020 holiday season in the age of COVID-19.
There’s a lot that we might be missing out on this 2020 holiday season, but focusing on that isn’t going to make us feel any better. The holidays are a time to focus on the positive, even amid quarantine and COVID-19. Even though quarantine is not ideal, there’s still plenty of positivity to focus on – and focusing on this positivity is one way to protect your mental health during quarantine.
One way you can do this is by gratitude journaling. Try writing down at least five things that you’re grateful for during the 2020 holiday season. You might even want to spread extra positivity and gratitude by letting people know that you’re grateful for them. If you wrote down a certain person on your gratitude list, shoot them a text letting them know that you’re grateful for them and why. This is a great way to share the love during Thanksgiving 2020 and Christmas 2020, despite the chaos that coronavirus has caused. Practicing gratitude daily is a great healthy habit to form throughout the holiday season and beyond.
As we all know, the holiday season usually flies by super quickly, seemingly in the blink of an eye. Before we know it, it will be the new year and time for some new year’s resolutions. Get a head start on this by setting goals for the holiday season. Use the extra time you have this 2020 holiday season to set goals personally and professionally. Not sure where to start? Ask yourself the following questions.
While we are still in quarantine and still dealing with physical isolation, we must stay connected with other human beings in the ways that we can. We may not be able to have in-person parties or travel to family this 2020 holiday season, but this gives us all the more reason to connect virtually. Here are some ideas for virtual get-togethers that you can do with family or friends.
Get creative! As long as you have your friends/family and Zoom (or your preferred video communication platform) the virtual hang-out possibilities are endless. Not to mention, you can rest easy knowing that you aren’t risking COVID-19 infection when you socialize virtually.
This 2020 holiday season more than ever it’s important to take care of your physical health. We want to be in tip-top shape to keep our immune system nice and strong during the coronavirus pandemic. Not to mention, this can help you ward off symptoms of seasonal depression. Here are some general health tips to keep you healthy during the 2020 holiday season.
Of course, another crucial part of staying physically healthy during this time is to continue to follow social distancing guidelines!
The holidays are often a selfless time, which is great, but remember to take care of yourself to make sure you stay on the right path with your personal growth. While you prioritize your loved ones during the 2020 holiday season, don’t forget to also prioritize yourself and your learning. Here are some resources that may be helpful in your self-growth journey.
There’s no doubt that the 2020 holiday season is going to feel a little weird, but this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Focus on the positives, remember? Follow our tips and you’ll be on the right track to navigating Thanksgiving 2020 and Christmas 2020 during quarantine.
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