MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY

Hi everyone. I hope you’re all well and in good mental health. I’m wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and I hope those of you that have got time off over Christmas will be able to recharge your batteries for the coming New Year. For those of you that have to work over the Christmas period, I hope you all stay safe and well. Today, I’m going to talk to you about how I struggle over Christmas, as well as how I cope.

When it gets to about the 20th of December, most of the projects I’m involved in have all come to a stop. I find this really hard, because for those couple of weeks of the festive period, I don’t have my routine any more. I was even like that during the Christmas school holidays, and when I went on a normal holiday during the year. I don’t know why this is, but I need to be as busy as possible and have something to do.

Over the last 10 years, since being with my partner, I’ve started to enjoy Christmas. That’s because she’s a very positive person, and encourages me to do things with my time, so that I’m not just sitting around and dwelling on things. I also now know where to go to get support if I’m struggling. I talk about my problems now; it didn’t help when I didn’t and, again, I’ve got my partner to thank for that..

Over this Christmas period, I’m going to be doing a couple of courses that I need to do, as well as attend two meetings. We’ll also be going for walks, which I’m looking forward to. There’s also a new community project I’m really looking forward to being a part of. I think it’s going to be a challenge for me, and I’ll certainly be blogging about that soon.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m certainly going to be taking the time to recharge my batteries and have fun. Merry Christmas!

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