Wellbeing term2 week 5
Season of joy, best season for some and the most stressful for others!
5 more tips this week from MIND to help you make the best of this most celebrated time of the year.
Don’t believe the hype - Don't compare yourself and your Christmas with the representations of perfect Christmas moments on social media or on adverts. Remember that everyone is only sharing the good bits and that we don't know what is going on behind the scenes. Don't get sucked into measuring your experience against something that's ultimately fake.
Bed head - Give yourself a head start – try to go to bed early on Christmas Eve so you feel well-rested on the day itself.
Talk- If you are feeling overwhelmed or under pressure, talk to someone about it. If you are worried about how you might feel on the day, talk to someone else who will be there too so they can support you when needed during the festivities.
Plug yourself in - If you are staying in an overcrowded house with people going to the loo at all hours, make sure you take ear-plugs to maximise your chance of a decent night’s sleep.
Give yourself a prezzie - Make sure you take some time out after Christmas to do something you really want to do, no matter how small.
Think about what you want to get out of the Christmas break; don’t feel like you have to do or be anything because it’s expected.
If you are struggling, you are NOT ALONE, there are help and support available please contact the helpline numbers. (check our week 4 page for other helpline numbers)
Salvation Army - https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/burnley
Stepping stones - https://www.homeless.org.uk/homeless-england/service/stepping-stone-projects-burnley
National Domestic Abuse helpline number 0808 2000 247
Burnley FC in the Community food kitchen – self refer for support with groceries.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!