How do we set ourselves up for having holidays that leave us feeling refreshed and reconnected, rather than exhausted and depressed?
So much about having optimized mental health is about being real about who we are and what our limitations are. Once we have had that gut check, it becomes about planning, planning, planning. And if you’re not a planner, don’t despair! I’m not talking about spreadsheets and family meetings. I’m talking about taking moments for yourself, every day, to check in and reflect on what went right, what could have been better and what might you do next time opinionated Cousin Eddie comes over, to set up a better buffer for yourself.