Hello beautiful people! Today, I’ll be talking about how to protect your mental health at Christmas!
Christmas is an amazing period. We get to bond with family, eat as much as we can take in, relax and all. But, Christmas can be extremely stressful.
And, the stress, and pressure that comes with it can have a negative effect on the mental health.
I felt it wouldn’t be right to not give y’all some tips on how to protect your mental health at Christmas and that’s why I’m here with this post!
Below are a few ways to protect your mental health at Christmas.
1. do everything in moderation
Taking on too much at Christmas can put so much pressure on you thereby affecting your mental health.
While planning for & celebrating Christmas, It is important to note that you do not need to have a Christmas that is over the top.
An over the top Christmas will lead to more stress and pressure thereby leaving a negative effect on your mental health.
If you want to protect your mental health at Christmas, rule number 1 is to do everything in moderacy!
2. make time for yourself
Yes Christmas can get busy. You have to make preparations, everyone (family and friends) would be around and you would love to spend time with them, and so much more.
But with the preparations, spending time with family and all, it is important to make time for yourself as taking time for yourself can really improve your mood and your mental health.
No amount of time spent with yourself is too small. This Christmas, give yourself a break from everything and spend few minutes of your time with yourself.
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3. acknowledge your feelings
The fact that it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you can’t/won’t have sad feelings, and emotions. People go through a lot emotionally and mentally even at Christmas.
But guess what? Your emotions are valid regardless of whether it is Christmas or not. So, whatever happens this Christmas, accept your feelings and allow yourself to feel your feelings.
Do not beat yourself up for feeling sad. You are not alone!
4. reach out/talk to someone
This Christmas, if you start to feel anxious, stressed, lonely, isolated, depressed, or anything at all, talk to someone.
It can be very hard to talk to someone about these kind of feelings but it is important to communicate your feelings to someone (not just anyone tho).
I’ll advice you talk to a trusted person. For example, a trusted family member, friend, a counsellor or call a mental health emergency number.
Talking to the right person about how you feel will definitely help you feel better and it will help you feel more positive about the issues you are having.
Here’s how to protect your mental health at Christmas. How do you protect your mental health at Christmas? Let me know!