Tips for supporting your mental health this holiday period

Tips for supporting your mental health this holiday period

For many the holiday period is a time full of laughter and love...for others it's a time of feeling as if they have to keep the smile plastered on even when they don't feel like it.

Here's some tips to get you through the holiday season, sprinkled in with some Christmas Meme's to make you smile (hopefully)

Tip 1 - Breathing & Mindfulness

Practicing deep breathing exercises and mindfulness can significantly reduce stress levels. Techniques like deep belly breathing or guided meditation can bring a sense of calmness.

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Tip 2 - Music

Music has a powerful impact on emotions. Listening to calming or uplifting music can help regulate mood and reduce anxiety. Creating playlists with favourite songs or soothing melodies can be incredibly therapeutic. 

If you're anything like me a little dance to some 90s classics or a bit of Bewitched, and I'm smiling from ear to ear

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Tip 3 - Walking

Walking especially in nature, can reduce stress and improve mood. It encourages relaxation and allows for a change of scenery, which can be particularly beneficial when feeling overwhelmed.

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Tip 4 - Creativity

Engaging in creative activities like drawing, painting, writing, or journaling can provide an outlet for emotions and serve as a form of self-expression. It can be a way to process feelings and thoughts.


Tip 5 - Social Support

Engaging in meaningful conversations or spending time with supportive friends and family members can alleviate feelings of loneliness and offer emotional support.

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Tip 6 - Yoga / Tai Chi

These practices combine physical movement, breath control, and mindfulness, promoting relaxation and reducing stress.


Tip 7 - Balanced Diet

You wouldn't believe how much difference eating well balanced meals and staying hydrated has on your mental health A well-nourished body contributes to better mood regulation.


Tip 8 - Prioritising sleep

Sufficient and quality sleep is crucial for mental well-being.

anxiety time lasts until 4am - Imgflip

Don't forget if you need mental health support over the Christmas period

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If you fear your life is in danger please call 999 for urgent assistance

You are important; you deserve to be here.


Laure & James

The Honest Family 

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Tips for supporting mental health through the Christmas and new year holiday period. The tips are from the honest family to support those who need it through the holiday period.

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