The holidays are over, the days are shorter days with more grey skies and challenging weather, it is normal to have a few days of feeling blue around this time of year. If you are feeling low after the holidays, there are little things you can do to help combat the blues:
Tips for Holiday Peace of Mind and Coping with Holiday Grief
The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, celebration and for spending time with those we love. However, the festivities come with high expectations of perfection that many of us struggle to live up to. Many people experience feelings of isolation, financial strain or increased family conflict that can make this a very stressful time of year. And it’s even harder for those of us with poor mental health.
CMHA suggests that some of the best ways to deal with added stress around the holiday season are common sense strategies. The key is to keep things simple, focus on what is important to you and, most importantly, remember to make your mental health a priority. [Read more…]