6 ways to feel good over Christmas

Not everyone enjoys Christmas. If you’re worried about the season, we’ve got some advice to help you feel better.

Whatever’s happening this Christmas, there are lots of ways to cope:

  • Take a break when you can
    Even if it’s just 5 minutes, take time away from people or things that stress you out to go for a walk, listen to music or distract yourself.
  • Plan time after Christmas
    Plan what you’d like to do to feel better after Christmas, and think about things you could do that you’ll look forward to.
  • Talk to people you care about
    Send messages to the people you love and share how your Christmas is going.
  • Let your feelings out
    Whether it’s writing things down, getting creative or doing something to calm yourself down, it can help to let how you’re feeling out in a healthy way.
  • Keep in touch with people you can’t see
    Arrange a time when you can catch up, even if it’s only for a few minutes. It can help as well to write down things you’d like to tell them when you can see each other again.
  • Get help when you need it
    If you’re feeling overwhelmed or down, we’re here to support you. You can talk to a Childline counsellor any time over the holidays.

Want to share your story about Christmas, or see others? Take a look at the Christmas message board.