Holidays, that time of year where joy, love, and happiness sets in. Although, on the opposite side of things, it can get busy, emotionally draining, and mentally exhausting. It is so easy to get caught up doing everything for others that you might find putting yourself on the backburner. Sometimes, holidays can be a hard reminder of the loss of a loved one. Regardless of what stressor it may be, practicing self-care and being mindful of what you can and cannot handle is vital to mental health.
Here are a few tips to practice self-care during the holidays:
*Know and respect your limits. The holidays are often accompanied by a long list of obligations, errands and events
*Set reasonable expectations
*Avoid known triggers
*Decorate for comfort
*Make healthy choices
*Get enough rest
*Recite affirmations, this is a good way to keep yourself centered
***And always be kind to yourself!
Happy Holidays and may you spend them with the ones you love most!
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