connect, grow & thrive.

We wish you Happy Holidays!

Whether you made it back “home” or are enjoying a staycation we want to wish you Happy Holidays!

Dr. Brandi Eijsermans shared these wise words on how to make the most of this unusual time!

Felling “just okay” is awesome! This year has been challenging for all of us. Pat yourself on the back for having made it through and throw the need for perfection out of the window!

Less is more! Whether you decide to spend Christmas in a onesie, binge watching “Friends” or “Games of Thrones”, or try a new recipe on your family. Whatever suits your mood is just fine!

It’s okay to feel sad! A stiff upper lip will not help in the long run. Acknowledge that this year is different, that we miss being with our loved ones. Let the emotions come, talk about them with someone if it helps. Give that same space to others.

Embrace the new traditions! Without the extended family around, it’s time to embrace coming up with new traditions. It’s something to create for yourself and/or for your family (and help you/them cope with the different celebrations).

You can read more tips on coping with stress in this post.

We hope that you will be able to make the most (in your own way) of this year’s festivities. Hey, we might even have a white Christmas day!

The whole team at Livingin and the LiLi Centre wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

The LiLi Centre will be closed until January 4th, when we will resume our classes online until January 22nd in accordance with governmental regulations.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.