Although the festive period can be an exciting and joyful time of year, it can also be hectic, anxiety-inducing and lonely for some.
For twelve days during the festive season I’m offering my tips for coping at this time of year, from Lowering expectations to Nourishing your body.
I hope that my tips may bring comfort and reassurance to others. After all, we must take care of our mental health year-round.
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We can fall into a trap of expecting everything to be perfect & can end up disappointed & low. Especially around present giving, Christmas day & New Year celebrations. Remember to be grateful for the smallest of things. Your effort & that of those around you is enough.
I find it useful to set my priorities straight around the festive period. What’s the one thing I want to achieve at this time of year? For me, it’s time with family. If I can get a few hours of quality time with them over the holidays, and check in with them over a chilly dog walk – that’s enough.