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Article published on: Thursday, 07 December 2023

What can I do to get through Christmas?

If Christmas is a hard time for you, it’s important to remember that you are not alone.

There are things you can try that might help, such as:

  • It’s ok to prioritise what’s best for you, even if others don’t seem to understand.
  • Think about what you need and how you might be able to get it.
  • Consider talking to someone you trust about what you need to cope.
  • If you’re going to be somewhere unfamiliar for Christmas, think about what you need to help you cope. Are there things you can bring to make you feel more comfortable? Or is there somewhere you can go to take a break?
  • Make a list of any services that you might want to access and their Christmas opening hours. Look out for details of Bucks Mind’s services over Christmas on our website.
  • If you’re worried about feeling lonely or isolated this Christmas, make a list of some activities to help pass the time.
  • Remind yourself that Christmas won’t last forever.
  • Set your boundaries.
  • Let yourself experience your own feelings.
  • Take time out when you need to.
  • If you can’t avoid something difficult, plan something for yourself afterwards to help reduce the stress or distress you might feel.
  • Remember, whatever you’re feeling, it’s OK to feel that way.

For more information about coping during Christmas, please click on the button below.

*Thank you to National Mind for the above information.

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