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How to Manage Your New-Year Expectations


January 4, 2021

The New York Times - If you’re wondering how to emotionally prepare for the groundhog-day months ahead — and maybe even find some joy in the coming season — here’s some advice.

One theory explains this by assuming that when things are uncertain “people are saving all their energy for the thing they don't know is coming,” said Jessica Alquist, an associate professor of psychology at Texas Tech University and the study's lead researcher. “Uncertainty might just be a cue to our brains to lock everything up.”

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