Bryan Dijkhuizen

TDN #11: Your Mental Health To-Do List for the Holidays

It’s the day before Christmas!

Are you all looking forward to the gift giving, dinner and the best thing of all: being all together?

I know I am. 

It’s also a great time to insert a break to my work. I’ve been writing non-stop for almost 3 months now and I’m able to get a break here. 

This is my reminder to all of you: take a break if you need to.

Especially during the holidays. 

This newsletter is all about getting mentally in form again in 2023. So after the sponsored posts and shoutouts below, is the “Mental Health To-Do List for the Holidays”.


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Your “Mental Health To-Do List”

  1. Set realistic expectations for the holidays. It’s okay if things don’t go perfectly or exactly as planned.
  2. Take care of your physical health by getting enough sleep, eating well, and staying active.
  3. Practice self-care. Make time for activities that nourish your mind, body, and spirit, such as meditation, yoga, or spending time in nature.
  4. Set boundaries. It’s okay to say no to invitations or events that may be overwhelming or stressful.
  5. Practice gratitude. Take a few moments each day to reflect on the things you are thankful for.
  6. Seek out activities that bring you joy. Whether it’s watching a favorite holiday movie, cooking a special meal, or participating in a favorite holiday tradition, make time for activities that bring you joy and happiness.
  7. Take breaks from technology. It’s important to unplug and disconnect from screens and social media from time to time.
  8. Be kind to yourself. Remember to be patient and forgiving with yourself, and to give yourself grace if things don’t go as planned.

Enjoy your holidays and take care! 

 – Bryan

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