Tis the season to talk

Tis the season to talk

It isn’t always Tis The Season to be jolly unfortunately…….

Tis The Season To Talk

This time of year can be a difficult time for many.  The build up to Christmas can be very stressful with trying to juggle a million other tasks with a deadline fastly approaching the 25th December.

With the new variant of covid adding to the pressures, the festive period can be quite a lonely and long period of time to be alone or one may be wishing for life to get back to normal as quickly as possible. 

Christmas can also trigger many emotions within us from sadness, regret, upset, mournful, frustrated, weepy to feeling refreshed, determined, inspired and even motivated. 

Charity Mind found that 1 in 10 people feel unable to cope with this time of the year…..that’s a figure of approximately 6.65 million in the UK alone….You are not alone!

Festive Period can affect mental health


Festive Period can affect mental health [FACT]

Statistics show 38% of people surveyed said their stress levels increased during the holiday season.  This could be through many reasons from financial burden, family pressures, work demands decrease in normal activities to times of uncertainty for the following year.

Me time

The Christmas holidays is a great time to give ourselves some love and self care, prioritise our own mental health and put ourselves first.

5 tips to help you look after your mental health this Christmas….

Take care

Finally…..give yourself a pat on the back!  You are amazing.  2020 and 2021 have been tough on us all and stretched our mental and physical wellbeing to the max. 

Remember to look after yourself and keep active this festive period.  Keep an eye out in 2022 for new classes, introducing GP Referral Exercise Programme, Long Covid Courses, new gym at Southwick Leisure Centre, opening of SeaLanes in the Summer and for football fans, a new 3G football facility at Palatine Park.  We have so much to come……

Take care and we are here for you at South Downs Leisure.

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