Remember to prioritize your mental health this holiday season

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – While the holidays can be filled with tidings of comfort and joy, for some it can be a very stressful and hectic time of year. 2. Acknowledging your feelings. If you have lost someone close to you or you can’t be with loved ones, realize that it’s normal to feel sadness and grief. You can’t force yourself to be happy just because it’s the holiday season. If you feel overwhelmed by these feelings, reach out for support.Advertisement According to the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, there are a number of ways of keeping yourself in a good mental state this holiday season. For more information and resources, you can visit mindhealthbc.ca. 1. Keeping up with routines. Try to maintain your healthy habits during the holidays. Eat healthy, commit to regular physical activity and get plenty of sleep. The B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions says with the added pressures of busy schedules, financial strain, increased expectations and sad memories, it is important to prioritize your mental health throughout the holidays. 4. Do not overextend yourself. Prioritize your time so you can relax and enjoy the season with people you care about. 3. Sticking to a budget. Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend, then stick to your budget. 5. Taking a breather. Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do. Find something that reduces stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm. Even during the “most wonderful time of the year,” the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions reminds you that it is okay to not be okay, adding that there are supports available to help you cope. Advertisement – Advertisement -Some of those ways include:last_img read more

Starlets hold Uganda, sail to second round

first_img0Shares0000Kenya Captain Wendy Achieng vies for the ball with her Ugandan counterpart. PHOTO/FUFANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 8- National women’s football team Harambee Starlets are through to the second round of the African Women’s Cup of Nations Qualifier after holding Uganda to a barren draw in the return leg hosted in Kampala to progress with a 1-0 aggregate win.Starlets picked a 1-0 win in Nairobi on Wednesday and only needed to ensure they avoid defeat at the Lugogo Stadium to book a date against Equatorial Guinea in the second round of qualification in June. Starlets missed striker Esse Akida who was ruled out of the tie with school commitment while head coach David Ouma made changes with Mercy Achieng replacing her while Corazon Aquino and Sheryl Angachi all started.Starlets had chances with Aquino’s shot from distance in the 39th minute hitting the crossbar while three minutes later Mwanahalima Adam had a goal disallowed for offside.In the second half, Caroline Anyango also had a chance but she headed wide from close range.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more