Christmas is harder in recovery for some people. Family and friends meet up together and it can feel as if your loved ones are staring at you with judgemental thoughts. Are they thinking about the past? Are they questioning everything I say? Do they trust me? So many more thoughts that are running through our thou ghts, but are they real? I feel like it is all about perspective. Maybe those thoughts are more judgement on ourselves. By overthinking, which those in recovery tend to do, you may be projecting your own thoughts onto others. So, during this holiday season, it may be worth it to try to look at everyone you are around and imagine the good times you have had with them. Pick out the best time for each person and keep it in the forefront of your mind. Second, remind yourself how far you have come as a person. You're doing great! You're worth good thoughts of yourself! Merry Christmas!