Scrooge, relapse, and emotional epiphanies.
It’s not like everyone is happy or merry, and if studies are true, many folks struggle during the holidays, feelings such as isolation and loneliness exacerbated by the pervading idea that we should feel just the opposite.
Embracing anxiety to end it.
You might want to consider embracing your inner inertia.
Homesickness, pick up basketball, and a “passing” kindness.
By releasing the pressure to achieve a pre-specified goal, I was able, conversely, to reach that goal.
Learning how to be patient ultimately helps us get more of what we want and need.