Emotional Resilience over Christmas

How are you feeling at this time of year? Are you thriving on the Christmas buzz or do you wish you could go to sleep and wake-up in January?

Whichever camp you’re in, there’s no denying that a healthy dose of emotional resilience is needed during Christmas, and in fact much of December.

There are so many pressures and expectations - financially, emotionally, physically, mentally - even the most emotionally and physically resilient of us can find this time of year challenging.​ For all sorts of reasons, Christmas can often trigger feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness and even depression.

So how can you support yourself at this time of year?

Here's 4 ways to inspire you to take care of yourself, and make this your own special brand of Christmas!

Let go of unrealistic expectations

Challenge your long-held dream of a “perfect” Christmas. Try accepting where you are, and what you have, as enough. Focusing on the positives in your life can help take the pressure off. There are always positives in your life - they are usually the simple but most important things, such as health, a home, a job, family or friends.