Hey everyone! Now that the holidays are behind us, I imagine we’re all trying to refocus our thoughts on our goals for this year and getting back on track with our schedules. I honestly hate stepping outside of my routine as it confuses me not only mentally but physically. My whole body questions my daily life choices during the holidays and it sucks!
So with all that said, I wanted to talk about what our mental health might look like this month! It’s totally different for everyone but I think we all have some sort of common theme in what we experience seasonally! I created this little infographic (because who doesn’t love these?) in hopes that you might be able to commiserate with me!
Does any of this sound like you? I personally identify with Seasonal Affective Disorder and Post-Holiday Blues. The weeks after Christmas just beat me down mentally and physcially. I see a counselor every month to help me cope and develop action plans on how I can pick myself up when I’m feeling down. Right now, I’m loving cooking new recipes for David and I! It gets me excited about something and also gives me something to do.
Create Your Own Action Plan
The worst thing you can do when you’re experiencing mental health problems is to do nothing. Create an action plan for how you’ll cope and what YOU need to do to keep going. I’ll be sharing more on this in the coming weeks, but for now here are some things to get you thinking:
- What are my needs right now?
- How am I feeling?
- Can I identify my emotions and their causes?
- Do I know what is causing my mental health problem?
- How do I want to feel?