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Winter Break Kit

Winter break is an important time to rest and recharge, but it also comes with its own stressors. This winter in particular brings new challenges including making decisions to see family and friends and changes in favorite holiday and winter activities. This kit will help you navigate these challenges so you can spend more time on activities that are meaningful and restorative to you.

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Deciding about visiting family and friends

It’s important to consider guidance from public health professionals while determining the level of risk for COVID-19 that is acceptable for you and your loved ones when making winter break plans.

Being away from loved ones during the holidays

Being Away from Loved Ones during the Holidays

This holiday season may look different as we continue to physical distance from loved ones, and staying connected is more important than ever.

Tips for managing holiday stress

The holidays are a stressful time for many people as there are numerous demands on your time, energy, and resources across different celebrations. These resources may help you make valued decisions and better cope with holiday stress.

Navigating challenging situations when visiting family

Families often experience conflict during the stressful holiday season. Here are some communication skills to help navigate. These suggestions may be helpful for general conflict with family, too!

Coping with grief/loss

A variety of losses have happened in our lives this year, from loss of loved ones to cherished life milestones. People often reflect on these losses during the holidays and these resources may help.

Beating the winter blues

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, many people have a hard time with the winter months. Here are some tips for coping with the “winter blues.”


Navigating your relationship with food

Winter and the holidays can bring up challenging feelings about food and our bodies.

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