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    Posted on Nov 22, 2016

    How Do You Take Care Of Your Mental Health Over Christmas?

    It's the most wonderful time of the year but also the worst.

    The Christmas period often means a break in your usual routine. Perhaps you're off from school or work and some of you will have to return home when you might be more comfortable somewhere else.

    For some, Christmas brings back uncomfortable memories or even trauma.

    Christmas is also largely about food and drinking, which is tricky for a lot of us.

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    But there are small steps to make Christmas manageable. Do you have any tips for getting out of your head? And how do you look after yourself?

    Maggy van Eijk

    Do you have a little schedule to keep you going through the holiday days? Do you have a way of avoiding certain triggers?

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    Perhaps you make sure you take plenty of ~me time~ or you might prefer the opposite, making sure you don't spend long periods by yourself.

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    Do you go to support groups in your local area? Do you make sure you have a safety net nearby in case things get difficult?

    Tell us some of your tips and self-care practices and your submission could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community article!

    Feel free to email maggy.vaneijk@buzzfeed.com directly if you prefer to stay anonymous.