There are ways families can cut down their stress during the holidays. Sticking to routines as much as possible, exercising, eating healthy food, and getting plenty of sleep can help. Pay attention to how much time your children—and you—spend on screens. And avoid the pressure to spend a lot of money on gifts. Instead, focus on the simple joy of spending time, and sharing a meal together.
This holiday season, the number of people with depression is expected to increase due to COVID-19.
The holiday season looks a little different this year. Often the last few months of the year are busy with holiday parties, bustling shopping trips, and visiting family and friends but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things like traveling and gathering in large groups outside of your immediate household isn’t possible.
We’re so grateful to partner Tim Hortons, and our friends at United Way Regina and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Regina- to support vulnerable children, youth, and families with the proceeds from the Smile Cookie Campaign.
Practicing self-care sets a good example for your children. If you want your children to sleep well, eat well, take care of themselves, and thrive, they need to see their mom doing these things, too.
During the day, your brain is hard at work making sure you walk, talk, blink, chew, listen, and observe the world around you. This leaves little time to process thoughts and emotions. At night, your body is at rest, leaving your mind to sort through all the memories of the day.
Self-care is an essential part of wellness. From self-hugs to meditation to decluttering, Practicing Self-Care during Covid-19 with our Practicing Self-Care activity book will provide you with relaxation exercises to help you focus on your own personal needs in an enjoyable way.
Since stress is an inevitable part of life, how can you protect your health? Here are 13 things you can do today to relieve stress. These 13 shorter exercises allow you to relax and/or release tension quickly in a variety of different settings.
You can conquer your negative thoughts and destructive self-talk today by challenging yourself with these questions every time you catch yourself thinking something negative.
The benefits of hugging range from better heart health to an increased ability to cope with pain, stress, low mood, and disease.
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