The holiday season often brings along unwelcome feelings of anxiety and depression. With the holiday season comes a flurry of demands that may cause additional stress and anxiety. You may also feel stressed, sad or anxious because your holiday plans may look different during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When stress is at its peak, it is hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.
Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression:
- Acknowledge your feelings.
- If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out support.
- Be realistic and acknowledge the holidays are going to be different through COVID-19.
- Stick to a budget.
- Plan ahead – Set aside days for yourself.
- Take a breather.
- Seek professional help if needed.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact 911 immediately or attend to your nearest emergency department. If someone you know suffers from mental health or you know lives alone and is isolated, please reach out and check in on them.
Please stay safe during this winter season, from everyone at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LLP we wish you a Merry Christmas!