Who would have thought that it’s possible to experience a literal ‘Christmas depression’? There are so many activities to engage in, and people are showing love, it is almost impossible to believe such a phenomenon exists. However, sometimes in a bid to make everyone else happy, you lose yourself, and it is important to guard against that. Self-care goes beyond beauty routines; it involves your physical, emotional, and mental health. Moreover, with 64% of Americans with mental problems admitting to a worsening of their condition, it helps to focus on the ‘me’ in merry.
Here are some self-care tips for Christmas that you can try.
- Set boundaries by avoiding stressful Christmas situations
Shopping for Christmas can be stressful and overwhelming as shops are filled with good deals and more shoppers. However, you can fix that this year. Set boundaries for yourself by not succumbing to the pressure of impulse-buying. Better yet, do all your shopping way before Christmas Day to avoid the last-minute stress. A better option is to order all Christmas supplies online and have them delivered to your home. You should also draw up a plan to map out festive events you will attend and respectfully decline those you can’t. This gentle “no” could help you have a less stressful festive season.
- Take care of your oral and physical health
Honestly, this is one of the greatest self-care gifts you could ever give to yourself for Christmas. This refers to an all-encompassing healthy routine that generally improves your wellbeing. From eating balanced meals to staying hydrated, exercising, caring for your teeth, and moisturizing generously during the winter, you will be practicing full self-care. During the festive season, you may reward yourself with some cheat days- which isn’t so bad, but do so reasonably. Self-care during Christmas means giving yourself a treat. If you have been uncomfortable about your smile, you can get clip in teeth veneers to restore your smile and your confidence. Unlike the dental veneer, the clip-ons stick onto your natural set of teeth without any adhesive, making it safe. Remember, even though you can eat with them, it’s not recommended to do so. This will help maintain your clip-on veneers for a long time.
- Do things in moderation
Keeping it simple will not take the joy of creating positive Christmas memories away from you. This should apply to everything, i.e., food, drinks (including alcoholic beverages), expenses, night parties, etc. Extravagance varies among individuals, but your guiding rule must be an ability to resist excessive behavior. Do things in moderation. Instead of being all over the place, you can use the time to catch up on sleep. Be well rested before your active and somewhat stressful lives begin in the new year.
After such a challenging year, Christmas could not have come any sooner! Live your life to the fullest this season but remember to do so on your terms. Do what makes you happy and put yourself first. A positive Christmas experience is what you should be after. Hopefully, you will maintain a healthy routine every Christmas season.