Preserving Your Mental Health during Holidays

Preserving Your Mental Health during Holidays

Preserving Your Mental Health during Holidays
  • Healboat
  • December 7th, 2018
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Christmas is about to arrive and soon, the winter vacation will follow. This is the time of jolly, it is the time to be happy, and it is the time to relax and enjoy the happiest times with your family. Unfortunately, it is also the time that can be especially tumultuous for the mental patients because of anxiety, the uncertainly and several other complex emotions. Some of these times can be so trying that it becomes a struggle preserving your mental health during holidays. Therefore, being prepared would make your holidays comfortable and safe. This article is going to focus upon the tips to preserve your mental faculties in times like these.

Tips to maintain your mental faculties

  • Don’t feel pressured at all: Holidays are the times of being jolly, of being free from certain restrictions. However, there are other restrictions imposed when it comes to behaviour. You HAVE to mingle with everyone, you HAVE to try to enjoy every part of the event and you HAVE to make sure that everyone else is happy. Well, you certainly DON”T HAVE TO feel obligated to do any of that. Don’t feel pressured to act in a certain way. If you feel uncomfortable, it is your right to walk away from an event if you have to.
  • Let your loved ones be aware of your condition: Mental health can be improved with the aid of family. Therefore, you need to rely upon them. Make sure that your loved ones know about your condition. The more you talk about your issues to them, the less anxious you will feel. In such cases, you can also be open to people.
  • Make sure that you are able to ask what you need: Be courageous and ask for what you need from the people who are around you. It can be an especially difficult task to open up to people and talk to them. However, you need to come forward and make sure that you talk to them about your needs.
  • Thankfully, there are professionals too: Isolating yourself during the holidays is not something that you can do. Therefore, if you can, you seek professional help when you can and talk to a psychiatrist. Along with the professional help, make sure that you have someone you can be completely open with.
  • Feeling guilty about practicing self-care? Don’t:  When you are self-caring, there is nothing wrong with that. There are many people around who are judgemental, and they would definitely try to make you feel guilty for self-caring. However, you need to brush aside those outlooks and make sure that you are doing what you feel is right for you.
  • Only give gifts that you can: Gift giving is an amazing think to look for. However, this creates pressure, and pressure can create a domino effect and can cause a lot of issues for your mental health. Therefore, you need to make sure that you only give as much as you can, not as much as you feel like you are obligated.
  • You are not alone: It is easy to feel like you are the only one in the room when it is filled with more people than the room can hold. This solitary feeling might be more of an abyss if you don’t realize something- You are not alone. Therefore, look for people who can help you through this ordeal. Call the helpline when you can and talk your heart out about your issues, you will be helped in more ways than you know.

The above are the 7 tips that are especially meant for you. You are special and with proper care, and proper talk, your mental health will improve. 

There are some tips to handle stress. I hope it will also help you to maintain your mental health.  

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