Covid Christmas

KEEP CALM It’s a Covid Christmas: 7 Tips to Fight Festive Angst

Christmas is fast approaching and It is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but as the coronavirus crisis continues, concerns not only about our health, future, and finances are at an all-time high so are the anxiety levels.  

Everyone loves Christmas, but let’s be honest, it can be stressful, and this year could be our most anxious one yet!

I mean with all the guidelines currently for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, what is looking likely for a Merry Covid Christmas!!

A father and his son hanging decorations on their christmas tree, preparing for the festivities of a Covid Christmas.
Family time, one huge positive to take away from the upcoming covid christmas.

Merry Covid Christmas.

Here are a few things to think about regarding a Covid Christmas:

How will we celebrate?
Where will we celebrate?
Who will we celebrate with?

Whilst we don’t genuinely have the answers to these questions, I mean i don’t even think good old Mystic Meg would either to be fair if she was still around.

God, does anyone remember Mystic Meg? – image source Owlstalk.co.uk

But we do have some simple and effective solutions to help manage your anxieties so you that you can have a very merry Covid Christmas:

Accept things are going to be little different this year.

Avoid dwelling on what you cannot control and focus on the things you can. If you’re feeling anxious, taking stock of what you’re grateful for might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But research shows that keeping a gratitude journal can help improve your mental health.

The time we will spend with our children and partners is one big thing that we should all feel grateful for in this Covid Christmas period.
Time with our children and partners is something we should be grateful for this coming Covid Christmas.

Plan Ahead.

Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, connecting with friends and other activities. Consider whether you can shop online for any of your items. Plan your menus and then make your shopping list. That’ll help prevent last-minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients. And make sure to line up help for meal prep and clean-up.

Lighten your load.

Unburden yourself from unnecessary pressures and be realistic with what we can and cannot do. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change too. If you cannot be with your family, find new ways to celebrate together (remember the virtual family quiz night?). Even though your Christmas plans may look different this year, you can still find ways to celebrate.

Try a traditional herbal remedy, such as Kalms Lavender.

Lavender oil has a long-standing association with relieving symptoms of mild anxiety. Over 15 clinical trials have shown that a daily capsule of uniquely prepared lavender oil, found only in Kalms Lavender, can relieve the symptoms of anxiety in just one to two weeks. Benefits are comparable to commonly used anti-anxiety medications without problems such as sedation, addiction, or interaction with other medications.

Kalms Lavender one-a-day capsules.

Don’t abandon healthy habits & let theholidays become a free-for-all.

Overindulgence only adds to your anxiety and guilt. Make efforts to eat well, exercise and get enough sleep. Remind yourself that it might take time for the situation to resolve and be patient with yourself in the meantime.

Meditation can help take the festive weight off your shoulders.

Focus your attention and eliminate the thoughts, issues, problems that may be crowding your mind and causing anxiety. Meditation can create a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. It can also help with both physical and mental wellbeing.

Take time to talk.

It’s normal to feel a bit worried, scared or helpless during uncertain times. Remember: it is OK to share your concerns with others you trust – and doing so may help them too.

If you cannot speak to someone you know or if doing so has not helped, there are plenty of helplines you can try instead. Anxiety UK offers support, advice, and information on a range of anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression conditions.

For assistance today, call their helpline on 03444 775 774.

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Editors Notes The anxiety-relieving effects of uniquely prepared, pharmaceutical quality lavender oil are available, only in Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules.

Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of the symptoms of mild anxiety such as stress and nervousness, exclusively based on long standing use as a traditional herbal remedy. Always read the label. RRP £7.16, available from supermarkets and chemists nationwide. Online at Amazon and www.kalmsrange.co.uk

Disclaimer – This post is of an advertisement nature. The details within this post have been sourced from a Kalms Press Release. I have shared this with the readers of this site as I found that the information would be useful and helpful during the Covid Christmas period.

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6 Thoughts to “Covid Christmas”

  1. Great read Eddie. Some good tips in there.

    1. Thanks Damion. Have you planned anything for a Covid Christmas

  2. I’m so on board with the planning, we’ve adjusted expectations and soon we’ll think about food and activities.

    1. Yeah we are the same. Buffet food and snacks and Christmas home just us and the girls this year. Thats what we are expecting anyway which will be a really nice change.

  3. Christmas will indeed be very different this year. Still planning in our household!

    1. We are still planning too. Going to be very different for many families this time around.

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