Winter blues + festive anxiety
The nights have drawn in, the weather is getting colder, and Christmas is just around the corner, for those of us suffering with anxiety this can be a tough time.
The lack of sunlight exposure during winter months can disrupt the bodies release of neurotransmitters related to anxiety and depression and the cold weather tends to keep us inside more. The decrease in physical activity inhibits the blood flow which can lead to inflammation and depressive symptoms in the brain. Its means we don’t get as much vitamin D during the winter months that can affect the neurotransmitters, then add some festive anxiety to all to all of this and some of us may feel overwhelmed.
Festive anxiety can be triggered by social anxiety about the festive party plans, financial strain that Christmas can bring, family & friend conflicts or maybe just having enough time to see and do everything you to need over the festive period.
With all of the above we have been doing some research and have found some amazing blogs and advice that we wanted to share.
First thing not to forget over the festive period are the 7 things to add to your daily routine for self-love + care:
1 - Practice gratitude
2 - Use loving words to describe yourself
3 - Exercise regularly
4 - wrap up and get outdoors more
5 - Have an hour a day without technology
6 - Find time to spend time alone
7 - Drink water
To help with the winter blues, No Panic (a registered charity that helps support those living anxiety) wrote a great blog giving the following tips
- Get outside
- Eat well
- Stay occupied
- Enjoy yourself
For more info on each tip read the full article here
For Festive anxiety we found another great blog written by Anxiety UK (A registered charity formed to help those effected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression) and again the tips we have found really helpful and wanted to share
1 - Don’t overindulge
2- Drink Responsibly
3 - Keep Active
4 - Distraction
5 - Move at your own pace
6 - Make time for yourself
7 – Have a plan for the party season
8 – Mindfulness
9 – Know where you can turn to for support
10 – Rest
For more info on each tip read the full blog from Anxiety UK here
MOi + ME understands that it can be hard to get the balance right in life and to allow time for valuable moments of reflection. Our busy lifestyles can often leave us feeling like we have “One Soul, Two Minds” – one “MOi” side of us is thriving externally while the other “ME” side feels tired, worn out and has too much on.
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We believe in the importance of self-care and self-love – if your conflicting MOi + ME sides can be compassionate to each other, it’s good for your soul and mind.
The MOi + ME founders have first-hand experience of living like this and that winter and Christmas can add to these feeling so its important to us share all the information we can to support ❤️