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Activities You Can Do on Christmas Day

Posted by K Clark on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, In : Building Structure 
Christmas Day is often thought of as a time when people spend time with family or loved ones, but for some this is not possible.  This could be due to family circumstances, ill health, finances or personal choice.  Whatever the reason, below are some suggestions of activities you can do over the Christmas period that can be done alone or with company and don't require extra cash.


1. Visit local parks and nature reserves
Getting out off the house and filling your lungs with some fresh air can be...

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Christmas Shopping Tips if you Suffer with Anxiety

Posted by K Clark on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, In : Managing Stress 
Christmas shopping can be stressful at the best of times, but if you suffer with anxiety it can be especially tough.  Below are some tips to help you manage your anxiety levels while you do your shopping.



Plan Ahead
Planning ahead will help you to stay focused and enable you to work out a strategy for how to tackle your shopping.  Make a list of the items you want to purchase and think about where you could get these items from.  You can then make yourself a list per shop and take one shop at a...

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Tips to Help You Stay Within Your Christmas Budget

Posted by K Clark on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, In : Managing Money 
Christmas time can be a stressful time of year, especially if you are on a tight budget.  Below are some tips on how you can keep to a budget this Christmas.


Presents
Planning has an important role when you are shopping on a budget.  Start by making a list of everyone you are planning to buy a present for and set a budget for each person.  Decide what you would like to buy and how much you are willing to spend and then target your shopping trips to buying just these items.  Doing Christmas shop...

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Top Tips for Surviving Christmas

Posted by K Clark on Monday, December 1, 2014, In : Managing Stress 


Christmas and New Year can be challenging time for many people living with mental health issues.  Below are some tips and suggestions on how to get through this time.

1. Plan Quiet Time
If you know that you are going to be around more people than usual over the Christmas period plan in some times when you have some quiet time to recharge.  Socialising can be exhausting, especially if it's not something you are used to doing or you are going to around people you would not normally see.  Having s...

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About Me


Katherine Clark I am experienced mental health worker with 15 years experience working with young people and adults with enduring mental health needs. I have set up this blog to share some of the tips and skills I have learnt along the way. If you have any suggestions or particular questions you would like me to answer feel free to email me at enquiries@essentiallifeskills.org







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