I started off this post with the title “Mental floff Mondays”. My brain is fried after the long year. I’m sure many would agree that it’s time for a break.
But is the holiday season really a break for those of us who suffer from things like anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses?
I know my anxiety levels spike during this time, ESPECIALLY on Christmas day and when visiting people. I have three busy boys, so I know every year will be hectic until I’m 50 and they’re out of the house.
I’ve looked for some great advice on the web about anxiety during this busy season and I hope you find it helpful. Just click on the links!
(Long read) 20 Ways to Deal with Holiday Anxiety
Lastly, here’s a funny but oh-so-true post from one of the South African bloggers on our bloggers roll, Caffeine and Fairy Dust about moms being completely drained end of the year and comparing themselves to others. She helps out by giving you tips on how to filter the mess. This has almost nothing to do with anxiety, but it was such a great post, I just couldn’t let it go.
She says “I don’t know why, but I crave the validation. I easily fall prey to the seduction of other people’s partial truths and heavily filtered photos, making everything look amazing. And their amazing looking lives make me feel not so amazing. Let’s choose to see the truth. Let’s stop comparing. Comparison is the thief of joy !”