Thriving During the Holiday Seasons, Episode 2

RAFT Team, November 10, 2021

In episode two of the annual RAFT holiday podcast, the RAFT team continues their discussion on tips and tools for thriving, not surviving, the holidays.

Episode Time Codes

00:00 Intro
00:18 Jeremie introduces the topic and the team.
03:52 Jeremie's Tip #1: Create a holiday budget and stick to it.
06:20 Jeremie's Tip #2: Start saving for the holidays at the start of the year.
07:20 Jeremie's Tip #3: Celebrate the holiday the week after it. Usually cheaper.
08:49 Team Discussion on other ways to alleviate financial stress.
17:33 Indrani's Tip #1: Do not shame others by imposing expectations (old or new) about food.
19:49 Indrani's Tip #2: Make a holiday list of activities (small or big) and ask the word "Why" repeatedly. Gives clarity about your wants, priorities and decisions.
22:00 Indrani's Tip #3: Think Again Practice: Ask WHY for everything to slowly undo harmful patterns, expectations, and behaviors.
24:12 Team Discussion on convictions and beliefs
33:25 Nicole's Tip #1: Create a festive and bright environment to combat seasonal depression
34:55 Nicole's Tip #2: Cook only your favorite foods
37:05 Nicole's Tip #3: Stay connected to family/friends
38:55 Team Discussion
45:23 Jeremie wraps up Episode 2
46:18 Outro


  • BOOK: Think Again: The Power of Know What You Don't Knowing by Adam Grant
  • BOOK: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek