Good morning everyone, it’s Blogmas day no.18! Today’s post is on coping at Christmas!
Coping at Christmas!🎄
How can Christmas affect your mental health?
Christmas can be a very unsettling time for some and some people may find it very hard! This is because they may not be able to spend it with their loved ones, find the weather hard for them etc. Christmas can also become a very overwhelming and stressful time. Therefore, I have put together a post of tips to help you with staying well during the festive season!
How can we help our mental health during the festive season?
Being around loved ones:
Being around loved ones is a great way to cope at Christmas. When you are around people, it ensures you that you are not alone! This is really good for your mental health as it allows you to have fun and be positive!
But! Remember if you need space, just say! Some people may find it hard to connect with family or friends. However it is about the balance of socialising and break time!
Give to someone in need:
Although you need to take care of yourself, sometimes it is nice to give to someone in need! This is because it makes you feel really good and positive when doing a good deed! I really want to take part in the Samaritans Purse operation. This is when you fill a shoebox full of gifts to send off to a child in need who potentially won’t get a gift! I haven’t managed to get round to doing it this year, however next year I definitely want to as I know it’ll make me feel good!
Drinking too much alcohol can affect the way you feel. Lots of people tend to get drunk during the festive season, however, this is not good for your mental health and wellbeing! This is because when consuming lots of alcohol, it slows down chemicals in your brain which can cause depression. Therefore please be mindful with the intake of alcohol.
A healthy diet!
A bit like drinking, it is important to keep an eye on your diet too. This is because a healthy diet allows you to have a better mood. I find at Christmas time, it is so hard to keep a balanced diet due to all the festive chocolates! However, I do try to stay away from them when I can.
If you would like to know more about what foods are good for your mental health then check out my blog post of Feel good food 🍳
Sleep is so important for everyone and your mental health! Christmas can be a very stressful time for some which could cause yourself to loose on sleep! Therefore check out Tips on how to sleep 😴
Don’t overwhelm yourself!
Christmas can get very overwhelming and stressful as they’re so many things to do in such little time. Therefore you must not let it get to you and make sure you take a break from it!
Here is some of my advice on making it let stressful:
And there you have it another Blogmas post! I hope you enjoyed reading and it helped you get an understanding of being able to cope during the festive season! Let me know what your favourite thing is about Christmas in the comments!
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