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Learn to Let Go This Holiday Season


For some reason, this holiday season hasn’t been the best for my family. Frankly, we can’t seem to get our sh*t together.

Who’s going where?

Who’s cooking what?

Did we finally decide what to get Mom?


Of course, deep down we know none of this really matters. The holidays are all about being together—not food or presents or even where we end up with one another.

Still, every now and then I feel like Ralphie getting his faced kicked in by Santa.

Which, is what led me to think about some of the things I can do to avoid getting too wrapped up in this holiday season (pun sort of intended) and keep my mind and body in check.

I’m not going to provide a list of these things, as everyone’s list will be different.


Because it all boils down to three words: Let it go.

Take care of your mind and body this holiday season by learning to let go. You can’t control everything. The turkey might burn. Presents might disappoint. Someone might even go missing. Chances are, nothing will turn out exactly as planned, and that’s okay.

Just do what you can, and let go of the rest.

Learn to Let Go This Holiday Season

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2014). Learn to Let Go This Holiday Season. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 18, 2020, from


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