You don’t have to be lonely at Christmas.

 

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Hey everyone,

Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not, well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. I have officially lost the off switch for my mind, I really can’t find it anywhere, I have looked everywhere for it and it is somewhere in the abyss I call a mind. Is this a warning sign that a manic cycle is on its way? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was, as there are so many triggers this time of year. Many people might think a low mood cycle is the one that is likely to be triggered because of the emotional attachments to Christmas. We are forgetting though, that this time of year people are trying to get organized and do 100 things at once to get ready for Christmas. So it is just as easy to trigger a manic cycle by not giving your mind a rest from the Christmas season.
The upside of being like this is I am getting so much shit done and making the steps to getting back to a mentally better place. This is the thing with mental illness, yes it can have a negative effect on my life but sometimes I really can see the silver lining to having a mental illness. I can’t live my life thinking woe is me because where is that going to get me? I have to be able to live my life to the best it could be and learn to take the good with the bad.
Today’s blogmas post day 12 post is –

You don’t have to be lonely at Christmas.

I said in my last post that anyone could be classed as family that it doesn’t always necessarily mean blood. We can get through this holiday season together as family. This is a great time of year where a lot of people are jolly and spreading the love. This is also a time of year where there are a lot of triggers out there for people and can have a damaging effect on people’s mental health or illness.
I just want to remind people to reach out to someone if things get too much or if you notice someone is struggling to reach out to them. You are NOT alone, we need to remember this during the holiday season that there are people out there who are feeling similar things to you and you don’t have to deal with it on your own. To me, the greatest gift you can gift to someone is showing them you care.
Additionally here are some links to some helplines for the UK and USA and if you are from somewhere else please if you can leave a list of helplines for your country in the comments.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/resources/mental-health-hotline-numbers-and-referral-resources

Take care,
Vixxy Rose

xxx

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