Maintaining your mental health at Christmas time

Maintaining your mental health at Christmas time

Check out my latest article for HIF’s Healthy Lifestyle Blog…

Maintaining your mental health during the Christmas or Festive Season shouldn’t be, in reality, any different to maintaining it at any other time of the year.

All year round, to ensure our mental health stays strong and positive, we should:

  • Engage in regular exercise
  • Eat a full and nutritious diet
  • Relax and meditate often
  • Be mindful of unhelpful thoughts, and manage them as best we can
  • Foster and develop constructive thoughts, and use them well
  • Acknowledge and accept all emotions, for what they are and what they’re telling us
  • Set and work towards meaningful goals
  • Create a life of meaning and purpose
  • Keep in touch with family and friends, staying connected to those who’re important
  • And be grateful and appreciative, focusing more on what we have and less on what we don’t have

That being said, there are a few specific challenges that arise during this special time of the year and so in addition to all that’s listed above, application of the following tips would be well worth considering…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE