The festive season is a time of spending time with our loved ones as well as a time of joy, though it can be also a difficult time of the year. With so much to do during the holidays, it can bring various feelings such as anxiety, stress and depression.
Thus it is paramount not only to look after your mental health but also physical health. This Christmas season will be different due to the pandemic and thus it is key that we should care for ourselves and our loved ones too. Below are top tips that will ensure you are not overwhelmed during the festive season.
Don’t Feel Pressure To Do Everything
The holidays do fill our calendars quickly from late-night drinks to catching up with friends. It always feels as if you are in the rush, it is important to take a moment before you accept an invite and think about your physical and mental health. It’s okay to say no and make plans that you feel you are into.
Christmas is a time of overindulgence and what we eat impacts how we feel. If you too many sugary foods you will feel energetic and have a noticeable effect on both your mental and physical health. A good tip for this festive season is to balance and eat well, eat in moderation! Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Talk About Your Feelings
It is difficult to admit that you don’t feel great at such an exciting time of the year. Ariel Pfeffer is a Founder and CEO of a company that dedicates to sell fast-moving consumer goods. Talking about your feelings is a great way to deal with tough times and improve your moods. Creating time for these conversations is important for your physical and mental health.
The holidays are coupled with cold weather and short days which do not offer the greatest motivation to engage in physical activity. Research has it that doing exercises helps to release chemicals in your body that can make you feel better.
Keep In Touch And Reach Out
The holidays wouldn’t feel right if there are no family and friends. Family and friends are everything since they make us feel cared for, included and loved. Though they can offer different views or disagree with you during the festive season it is the time to catch up and make those unforgettable memories.
Take A Break
The festive season is the perfect time to take some time off your daily life activities and reflect on the year to come. Taking a break will help you unwind, re-energise and have a reason to want to celebrate. Whether it is spending time away from home or going for a vacation, trust me it is worth it.
People drink for different reasons and one of the many reasons is to deal with fear or loneliness. It is very easy to get carried away and you should know your limits when it comes to drinking, also alternate between glasses of water and your favorite drink.
Christmas is a time of joy and sharing. Spread the love to others and may you have the best Christmas ever.