Managing Stress

We all know just how full on and demanding the festive holidays can be. From juggling work events to family festive celebrations, there is often little time for rest. 

You may also feel stressed, sad, or anxious because your holiday plans may look different during the COVID-19 pandemic. See our useful tips and recommendations below to ensure you don’t burn out and enjoy all those fun and festive times with friends and family.

Our tips for managing stress these holidays:

  • Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with loved ones for other reasons, realize that it's normal to feel sadness and grief. It's OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can't force yourself to be happy just because it's the holiday season.
  • Keep your finances in check. If you’re worried about your spending and how it will affect you after the holidays are over, be realistic about what you can afford to spend. The sentiment behind a gift is more important than the cost. Create a budget and stick to it. Spend only what you can afford, and if you don’t have the ability to spend anything, bake a treat or offer your talents and time to your friends and loved ones.
  • Don't abandon healthy habits. Don't let the holidays become a free-for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt.
  • Have a healthy snack before holiday meals so that you don't go overboard on sweets, cheese, or drinks, eat healthy meals, get plenty of sleep, include regular physical activity in your daily routine and try deep-breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga.
  • Avoid excessive tobacco, alcohol, and drug use.
  • Be aware of how the information culture can produce undue stress and adjust the time you spend reading news and social media as you see fit.
  • Get organised. Make lists or use an appointment book to keep track of tasks to do and events to attend.
  • Seek professional help if you need it. Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores. If you find these feelings last for a while talk to your local doctor or pharmacist to work out a plan moving forward to make sure you get back to your best mental health back and optimum physical health.

Don't let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, take steps to prevent the stress and depression that can descend during the holidays.

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