Updated: Jan 30
The holidays will be ready to kick off with Thanksgiving. And the holidays create a lot of additional stress and anxiety in a routine year.
We all know that 2020 has been everything but routine.
Some steps to keep in mind to try and alleviate pandemic fatigue and the holiday anxieties that crop up:
1. Acknowledge your feelings. 2. Be mindful of remaining safe, but connect with people you trust. 3. Plan ahead as far as it is feasible for you. Make a back up plan, just in case. 4. Stay active, whatever form that is for you: running, walking, yoga. 5. Take a break. Read a book. Listen to your favorite music. Watch films and shows. Engage in a favorite hobby.
And remember, sometimes it may mean seeing a professional to help you figure out what's right for you to find your center again.
Take care, and stay safe!
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