Blog: Ready for a break

We are once again facing uncertain times, I for one am ready for a break in more ways than one.

My mental health isn’t the best at the moment, I find the the run up to Christmas difficult, I lost my dad back in 2014 and I’ve found that I take a “dip” just before Christmas as his birthday is a few days before. On top of that, the doom, gloom and uncertainly of potential further restrictions due to the pandemic is tough to take.

One change I have made this time, is that I’ve admitted that I am finding things challenging, I am fortunate to have supportive friends and family that are listening to me. That’s what I need at this moment in time. Talking has definitely helped.

There is always someone to talk to, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116123, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:

https://www.samaritans.org

Thankfully, this year, I do have some time off planned over the festive period, I’m very much looking forward to trying to switch off and spend some time with family.

It’s so important to take some time out and focus on you. Here is an interesting article on why doing ‘nothing’ is a good thing:

https://www.shondaland.com/live/body/a30125041/why-doing-nothing-is-actually-one-of-the-best-things-you-can-do/

To finish, merry Christmas to all those celebrating, to those not celebrating, I hope you enjoy the bank holiday. Stay safe.

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