10 tips on coping with Christmas from the #PNDFamily

10 tips on coping with Christmas from the #PNDFamily

PND and Me

The festive season is an especially tough time of year when you suffer with a mental illness. It can be exhausting, overwhelming and sometimes trigger thoughts and feelings. As #PNDHour is about coping with the festive season today (9/12) I thought I’d share some tip straight from those who’ve experienced mental illness over the festive period.

I hope they help you to see that you are not alone and that it is ok to put  yourself first!

Rosey xx

  1. “Not too much caffeine or alcohol, neither are great for anxiety or stress!”

A great tip here, it can be tempting to overindulge but these two drinks aren’t good for anxiety or stress. It’s all about balance, enjoy yourself but be mindful of what could heighten anxiety/stress levels.

2.Try not to set yourself high expectations. Try to focus on enjoying the moment without trying to create the ‘perfect’ Christmas…

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