This Christmas may be more isolating for some due to the COVID #pandemic. Here at Relate we believe everyone deserves to enjoy a “Happy Christmas”. If you find yourself alone over Christmas, these three tips will help you create something special for yourself:
- Take time to connect with others. The Christmas season can be the best time to reconnect with old friends, to spread joy with those whom you connect to on a regular basis, or to reach out to those whom you know do not have regular communication with others. Whether in person or digital, make a date to connect with others over Christmas.
- Take time to care for yourself. Everyone deserves to be treated, and to feel special. Planning time to do the things you love takes us away from the mundane of everyday life. From an at-home spa experience to back-to-back action movies, any activity that absorbs and refreshes you can boost your sense of wellbeing.
- Take time to get moving. Get out of the house for a short run/walk. If you’re unable to get out of the house, try working out alongside an online fitness instructor. Or keep it festive and dance along to the beat of your favourite Christmas music! Don’t forget to open the windows to let that fresh air in!
The list of things to do for yourself is endless. Reflect on what brings you joy and peace of mind, and make a date with yourself, for yourself. Have a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. And if it’s all too much? Our counsellors can help you find your way.