Hi everyone! I had been in a bit of a block as far as what I should write about and then I decided maybe I should write about a big part of why that block is there.
As someone with mental health issues, I've found (particularly in the past couple of years) that around the holidays and a little bit after my depression and anxiety can go from being decently under control to me having multiple panic attacks in a day, even though I hadn't had one for month prior. It's something that is very hard for me and it's very hard for me to really talk about it so I thought for others that may be going through similar things, I'd write some things that help me out.
Watching my favorite movies over and over is one of the most effective things for me personally, it gets me into a positive headspace and lets me disconnect for a bit (as well as in a separate sense helping me focus on something as I can dissociate when things get bad and find it hard to stay grounded)
While this can become difficult if I'm not able to focus, if I can, reading a book is a nice positive space for me personally.
I recently got some new makeup over the holidays and it's been incredibly therapeutic to just do my makeup for awhile, not even worrying how it comes out but just doing it to feel productive.
4. Getting Out of the House
This one is pretty straight to the point but definitely is one of the most effective things for me. Getting out of your room or home and getting out is really beneficial to separating yourself from a potentially negative environment where for me I tend to coop up and just sort of bathe in the negativity and while it can be hard to leave that safe space, it's the best thing in the end.
This was pretty short but these are just some of the things that help me out. Hopefully people who experience similar things or people diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder may find something I recommended helpful, if there's anything I didn't mention that helps you be sure to comment it and possibly start a nice discussion that can help even more people.