Ways to look after your mental wellbeing this Christmas

Christmas, New Year, and the festive season can be a wonderful time of celebration and connection with people we love. For some of us, it can also be stressful and trigger difficult feelings. Here are a few things for you to do to look after your mental wellbeing at this time of year.

Follow our six tips to wellbeing at Christmas-

Stay active: Physical activity can really help with keeping your mood positive – whether you like walking, cycling, playing football, etc.

Not feeling festive? That’s okay! There can be all sorts of reasons why some of us don’t feel festive. It’s okay to feel how you feel – you’re not the only one!

Get enough sleep: Sleep is vital for our well-being. Try not to skimp on it – even on Christmas Eve!

Give yourself space: If it’s all getting a bit hectic, take time out to be in nature, listen to your favorite music, read an uplifting book – or just be in the moment.

Eat regular meals: It can be tempting to overdo it but keeping your routine, with plenty of fruit, veg, and water will help keep stress at bay.

Stay supported: It’s easy to feel lonely at Christmas when we’re bombarded with images of happy families. Stay connected to your sources of support.


Author: Devika

Devika, M.Sc, NET Qualified is passionate about helping people discover the power of nourishing real food. She specializes in weight management, therapeutic nutrition, food allergies and intolerances, inflammatory diseases, gut health, and functional nutrition. Her approach blends a conventional health care and nutrition background with natural and science-based therapies.