How is everyone doing? I hope you all are feeling ok and if you are not remember it is ok not to be ok. Sunday Sunday Sunday oh how I love this day, why is this day so good? Well, it is the only esceptable day where I can spend it in my pajamas and I don’t feel obliged to socialize with anyone and napping after dinner is the norm. Well here we are my third day of blogmas, and the response I have received already has been incredible, thank you to all who takes notice and reads this girl’s crazy little things, Christmas style!
So ladies and gentleman gather round, no no no I said in my last post I wouldn’t say that anymore. “Hear ye hear ye the third blogmas post is about to begin” that’s even worse than gather round (hand to face moment).
Anyway blogmas post number 3!
“So you burnt the turkey”
There are many things that can go wrong at Christmas, you could get the wrong present for someone or burn the turkey or even drink too much at the Christmas party and make a fool out of yourself. These things to most people may be annoying circumstances but to someone with a mental illness they are like tiny ticking time bombs. You are more likely to set off an unfortunate chain of events by over thinking a situation.
Your self care should play an important part in your Christmas festivities and getting overwhelmed by this holiday is common for a lot of people. These are my top self care tips for Christmas.
• Buy yourself one present, with all the focus on other people’s joy you deserve something nice too.
• Do one good deed, buy charity Christmas cards or donate some things to the homeless. There are many ways to spread Christmas joy instead of buying presents for people.
• Make a Christmas music playlist; I don’t just mean Christmas carols. Something to have handy on your phone if you’re in a situation that is causing stress or anxiety to help keep your mind at ease.
• Plan ahead, there is a big difference between over thinking and planning. If you’re worried about going shopping make a list beforehand and don’t pressure yourself to get it all in one day. If it is a social situation then plan ahead of how long you want to go for.
• Most importantly try to enjoy yourself as much as you can. As burning your Christmas turkey is not the end of the world!
Take care all