Happy Holidays From The Family Psychology Placeadmin
Happy holidays from The Family Psychology Place! We want to extend our gratitude this holiday season. We appreciate you, our NW and SW Calgary clients. You make our work the rewarding occupation it is. For this reason, we wanted to help by compiling a few holiday best practices for your mental and physical health. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Practice Self-Care
The holidays are a time for friends and family to celebrate each other. And while this is a great practice, it can also become draining. For this reason, it’s essential to ensure you continue caring for yourself physically and mentally.
Here are a few self-care ideas to practice over the holidays:
- Set appropriate expectations: You must enforce healthy boundaries with friends and family—these should be non-negotiable. And refuse to let others cross your boundaries.
- Take time for yourself: The holidays can get hectic. If you need time to gather your thoughts and decompress, don’t be afraid to do so.
- Keep a healthy routine: Ensure that you eat the right foods and drink enough water daily. This health routine is one of the best ways to practice self-care.
- Get enough sleep: It’s easy to forego sleep during the holidays—don’t do it. Regular sleep is essential for self-care.
- Stay away from alcohol: If you can, reduce or eliminate your alcohol consumption. You’ll feel better not only the next day but throughout the holidays as well.
2. Acknowledge 2022
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day. Unfortunately, when this happens, it becomes hard to see the progress you’ve made over the past year. Taking time to acknowledge the year brings to light all the good you’ve done. Even modest achievements can make you feel more confident and self-assured. For this reason, acknowledge everything about the previous year, regardless of how “small” it may seem. By doing so, you’re giving yourself the credit you truly deserve.
3. Ask for Help
Despite the goodwill associated with it, the holiday season has its stressors. And for some, the pressure can be overwhelming, especially if they suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. The encouraging part? If such is the case with you, you don’t have to manage it on your own this holiday season—help is available.
At The Family Psychology Place, we are the largest private psychology clinic in Western Canada. Moreover, our psychologists specialize in numerous conditions, such as Autism, depression, ADHD, and more. So if you need help, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
The holiday season is an opportunity to forget about your worries. It’s a time to celebrate how far you’ve come. As a result, try your best to be present and enjoy this time with those you love. From all of us here at The Family Psychology Place, we wish you a Happy New Year!