Mental & Emotional Health During the Holidays
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
The past several months have been difficult for many people due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While restrictions have loosened in many areas, large family gatherings are still discouraged. This can make the upcoming holidays especially hard.
It is very normal to feel down or sad during the holiday season. People often feel this way for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Not being able to be with family
- Not having a family to be with
- Not being able to celebrate the way they want to
- Increased financial burdens
- Increased pressure for perfection
This year, these feelings may affect more people than ever before. People may also be affected worse than they have been in previous years. Here at Chapa-De, we encourage you to take care of yourself mentally and emotionally during this holiday season. Everyone processes their emotions differently. But there are some things anyone can do to help themselves and others.
Take Care of Yourself Physically
Promoting your physical health can help your mental and emotional health. Ways to take care of your body include:
- Exercising and stretching
- Eating healthy food
- Getting plenty of good sleep
- Avoiding excessive alcohol and drug use
Do Activities You Enjoy
Taking time to do your favorite activities can help you as well. Hobbies such as reading, drawing, biking, and more can be done alone or within your household to maintain social distancing.
Connect with Others
Being physically separated from others can be hard, but there are many substitutes. From group texts to video chats, there are many ways to connect with others. Connecting with others digitally or virtually can help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Get Professional Help
If you think you might need professional help, Chapa-De is here for you. We offer a variety of behavioral health services. Our team of providers helps patients meet their long-term and short-term goals for mental and emotional health. Learn more about those services HERE.
Even if you are doing fine, others might not be. Reach out to the vulnerable members of your family and community if you can. If we help others when possible, and we can all make this holiday season great. For more information, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
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Chapa-De Indian Healthcare Auburn Grass Valley