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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During the Holiday Season


Father and Daugher enjoying the holiday
Holiday Season and Mental Health

As the holidays approach, it can be tough for some people. Remember that everyone feels differently. Check in with your friends, family, and coworkers to see how they are doing and what you can do to help. Make sure to take time for self-care and give yourself permission to have fun.


There are many reasons why people struggle during the holidays. Some may include financial stress, loneliness, or just feeling overwhelmed. Everyone is different and may be dealing with issues. Take the time to be mindful of the people around you and be kind and understanding.


How are you feeling as the holidays approach? How is your mental health and your environment? Here are a few signs you should be mindful of at this time of year.


Feelings:

Feeling numb

Losing appetite and hunger

Relationships:

Not responding to friends

No time or patience for others

Behaviors:

Stop cleaning your home

Staying in bed


These are just a few signs that your mental health is not healthy or is getting worse again. It is critical to recognize these signs early and seek help. Mental health professionals can provide support and guidance to help you manage your mental health. Taking proactive steps to maintain your mental health is vital to staying healthy.


Here is something else to try. Find an activity to do over the weekend. Assess your progress in the activity. Did you complete it? Did you give up easily? What did you destroy about yourself? Take an inventory of your mental health and if you need it, get the help you need.


Life is so short and each day I wake up I am so grateful I get to continue my life's journey. I love my life. It is not perfect; no but it is mine. Am going to continue to discover what is around the corner and beyond every closed door. Can't and quit are not in my vocabulary.


Remember to check on your strong family and friends. Remember to check in with yourself.





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