Top Tips for Wellbeing during the Festive Season

Posted by: Jenny Carter on December,21st,2018

This time of year can be both wonderful and stressful in equal measures, here’s a few simple tips for us all to take a little extra care of our wellbeing.

  1. Take time to get outside!

It could be that with lots of visitors, or staying in to avoid them, we can get stuck inside for long periods of time over the festive season, try and get out for a walk, visit a park and spend some time in the great outdoors.

  • Take time for yourself!

Easier said than done, we know, with busy days ahead it can be easy to forget to take a little time, grab a good book, watch a favourite film, pamper yourself or anything that you want to do, just take some time for you!

  • Take time to talk!

Again, sound easy, but it’s always possible to find time to have a conversation with someone and talk about how you are both feeling! After all it’s a time of year when we all feel that extra pressure.

  • Don’t believe the hype!

It’s certainly true to say that you can’t go anywhere, turn on any phones, TVs, PCs etc without being bombarded with images of the perfect festivities, filled with smiling happy people who never expect too much!!!! Let’s accept that might not be the festive experience we all have, take things in your stride and accept that it will be what it is!

  • Reach Out! Please.

There is no good time of year to be lonely or isolated, but this time of year is among the worst! Pick up the phone, send a text or email, or pop in and see someone who you might not have spoken to, or someone who might be alone, it could be a neighbour, an old friend or family member, just reach out, it will make a difference to all involved.

This time of year can be hard on us all, and if you are experiencing wellbeing or mental health issues it can be even harder, if you need to we urge you to talk to someone, if you need to talk over the festive period there are lots of amazing organisations out there who will be there 24/7 all year round, please click the link for further information.


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