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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Often, for me, food can be a distraction from the real problem. I sometimes eat to stave off boredom, or to avoid loneliness. And sometimes that’s okay. I use other tactics from my toolbox to help stay calm and well too. Like reading, yoga poses or going for a walk.