Self-care this holiday season

Christmas and the new year period can be a stressful time for many of us – and for some it will be especially challenging after the ups and downs of the last 2 years.

There are documented links between the Christmas period and people experiencing an increase in mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. Some people may experience feelings of isolation, financial pressures or increased family conflict that can make this a very stressful time of year. For those who have recently lost a loved one, Christmas can intensify feelings of grief and sadness.

Putting plans into place early to help manage these stressors may help ease your way through Christmas and new year. For practical ideas to assist managing challenges in your life over the coming month, visit Health Direct. The folks at Healthy Minds also have some useful tips to help get you through the silly season.