Kim Castro
December 25, 2021

Caring for Your Mental Health During Christmas

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Whether or not Christmas is part of your life, your mental health might be affected by it happening around you.

It's a time of year that often puts extra pressure on us, and can affect our mental health in lots of different ways.

Reasons some people may struggle during Christmas:

  1. Feeling lonely during the holidays
  2. Pressure form family and friends during reunions
  3. Getting into debt due to the holiday expenses
  4. Depression or anxiety is triggered during this season

The good news is, there are steps you can take that can help promote your mental health during this season. Sometimes, small steps, taken together, can produce significant benefits.

1. Sleep

We cannot stress just how important quality sleep is for your overall well-being.

2. Be gentle, generous, and patient with yourself.

During this time of the year, allow yourself to take more time for self-care. Be kinder to yourself.

3. Manage relationships

It can feel tough for a lot of people during reunions, especially when they feel pressure from their friends and family. Allow yourself to step away from uncomfortable conversations or limit your exposure to people who are not good for your mental health.

Here's how you can help a loved one you know is struggling with their mental health especially during Christmas.

Christmas may be something you look forward to, or it may be a time of year you find a bit tough. What the Christmas period brings will be individual to each of us.

If you are struggling with your mental health, especially during these times, don't be afraid to reach out for help.


At Wellnite, we share free resources on tips for dealing with stress, anxiety, irrational thoughts in our blog. Additionally, we share tips and tools to help you maintain your mental health.

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