“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.”-Max Lucado
Feeling a bit downcast during the holidays is common. But this year, many will have to face the added stress and anxiety of dealing with the effects that COVID left behind, namely, the loss of loved ones, company layoffs, lack of Christmas bonuses, the rise of economic prices, and, simply, family gatherings. Therefore, staying mentally healthy through it all is so imperative.
Here are a few helpful suggestions:
- Set a budget for Christmas gifts.
- Don’t get stressed out!
- Stick to the budget.
- Attend counseling to maintain your mental health!
Between travel, finances, lack of time, expectations of others, and the tension to preserve traditions, feeling pressure during the Christmas season is very real. So, remember that no matter
what, each of us only has 24 hours in a day! We all want the holiday season to be memorable, meaningful, and exciting, but be realistic with yourself and your time. Prioritize people over things, gifts, or the desire for everything to be perfect. It’s going to be okay!
For many, prevent the stress from building up by scheduling downtime during the holiday season. Take a break from wrapping the gifts. Go on a walk. Clear your mind. Carve out time to watch a family-favorite Christmas movie. Take time by yourself, without the kids!
In addition, ensure that financial pressure does not intensify around the holidays. As a result, purchasing gifts should not compromise your ability to pay your bills, nor should it result in costly credit card debt. Don’t add to your stress by making poor financial decisions this Christmas.
Don’t put off counseling! Many people recognize they probably “should go to counseling” but often avoid it for months or even years. Sometimes, in fact, oftentimes, there can be great healing
derived from talking to a trusted, professional counselor. Maybe this truly is the season to take control of your mental health. NuWell Counseling Services have several online Christian counselors specializing in stress, depression, anxiety, and the like. They can conveniently connect with you by way of Telehealth.
Online therapy is a collaborative process between you and your therapist that aims to improve your quality of life and the specific goals you may have. Individual therapy is often sought for common concerns such as relational conflicts, dealing with stress, family issues, etc. It is also sought for more specific mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or disorders. Nuwell Counseling Services, online Christian counselors are required, at a minimum, to have a master’s degree in a related field. NuWell’s online counselors utilize a variety of techniques depending on their training and the client’s identified presenting problem. If you are looking for a specific treatment strategy, it is important to discuss this with intake when scheduling or at your first appointment with your counselor.
Call NuWell Counseling Services today! Their team of online Christian Counselors is ready to help you during these holiday woes. We care about your mental health, do you?