There’s also the added pressure of financial worries and feelings of guilt if you can’t afford to buy your children or loved ones the presents that they really want. Social media can also play a role in exacerbating your stress during the holiday season, as comparing yourself to others’ seemingly ‘perfect’ Christmas Days can leave you feeling like a failure for not having the best decorations, tree, food or presents.
At CEL Solicitors we prioritise good mental health and have designated mental health first aiders to support our staff. As part of this we launched ‘Wellness Wednesday’, an initiative in which we share information and tips on issues that could affect our employees, or indeed our clients. As Christmas approaches, Kourtney, one of our mental health first aiders, has shared his tips to help people navigate the festive period.