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Stick to a Sleep Routine: Having a consistent sleep schedule can help train your body and reduce anxiety at bedtime. Set a bedtime and wake-up time, even on weekends.

Create a Relaxing Environment: Your sleep environment can have a big impact on your quality of sleep.

Life is easier and just feels better when our brains are working for us, not against us.

Your brain does an awful lot for you. Isn’t it time you start paying more attention to what it needs? Eat right and you will experience a big change in your mood, how you think and how your sleep!

Mental health is an important aspect of overall health and well-being. Taking care of your mental health can help you feel better about yourself, manage your emotions, cope with challenges, and build strong relationships.

Paying attention to your thoughts and feelings in the present moment can help you manage stress and improve your overall well-being.

It’s important to not isolate over the holidays. Being around loved ones who support and care for you can be a comfort. Having said that, you’ll also want to have a plan that will allow you to get away from crowds and holiday festivities when you feel yourself become triggered or emotional. This may mean you drive separately to an event so you can leave when YOU want and need.

The holidays are just around the corner, and many of us are struggling to come up with gift ideas our friends and family will love. With so many people dealing with stress and anxiety these days over the recession, layoffs, and COVID, the best gift you can give this season is the gift of mental health.

Also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder – or SAD – seasonal depression results in fatigue, a loss of interest in socializing and activities, weight gain, and more. Symptoms usually begin to present in the fall and last until the sunnier, warmer days of spring.

If you suffer from seasonal depression, there are things you can do to stop it in its tracks this year:

So much of the pain of the holidays comes from having unrealistic expectations. Don’t set yourself up for disappointment. Acknowledge beforehand that you and your family are human and that there may be those moments that aren’t very pleasant and that’s okay. Life and families are messy. Recognize it, own it and you’ll find you won’t get as upset.

The holidays are right around the corner! And that means many of us will begin losing our minds, patience, and good cheer. Well, can you blame us? The holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. Between shopping, decorating, and keeping your drunk aunt away from your recently widowed neighbor, it’s enough to pull your hair out!

Are you an emotional eater? When you’re feeling stressed, do you find yourself ordering pizza? When something sad happens, do you drown your grief in sugar? A majority of people deal with the challenges of life by turning to their favorite comfort foods which can lead to a vicious cycle of more emotions, more eating, more emotions, more eating.

We live in a 24/7/365 world. Many of us work more than one job, have families to raise, and burn the candle at both ends most days. When we have a moment to ourselves, we typically park our butts in front of some kind of digital screen and zone out with social media. But is this really self-care? Hardly!