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Practical ways to 'get through' the holidays?

So I'm sure I wont be alone when I say, Christmas can be a tough time for many of us.

Personally I have a full month to fill (university doesn't start back until the 18th of Jan) and I am still battling with my mental health struggles.

Hence I was hoping for some advice (which could also be helpful to others) on how to fill my time.

I felt this topic was appropriate, any practical ideas of things to do to stay busy would be much appreciated!!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Online shopping and Netflix for me:)
  • *BananaMonkey**BananaMonkey* Lyrical Poster Posts: 5,367 Part of The Furniture
    I agree with Netflix,

    Going for walks, I love Christmas time walks, it's so peaceful and quiet.

    Volunteering, it's not to late to do some Christmas volunteering.

    https://do-it.org/ << May have some Christmas volunteering opportunities.

    Posting on the boards, starting some fun threads.

    Random acts of kindness over Christmas time.
    " And everywhere I am, there you'll be, your love made me make it through, oh I owe so much to you "
    " So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all the joy they're bringing, who can live without it, I ask in all honestly what would life be? Without a song or a dance, what are we? So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me "
    '' It's a beautiful day and I can't stop myself from smiling "
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm sure there are foodbanks / soup kitchen type places open around Christmas who would be grateful of your help.
  • plugitinplugitin Noob Posts: 2,197 The Mix Regular
    Walking / running / seeing friends (or skyping them).
  • apandavapandav :) Posts: 2,072
    Thanks for the ideas guys!

    Would love to volunteer, but can't commit at the moment due to uni! Plus I'm a bit restricted as I broke my foot so don't want to overdo things.

    I'd love to do something crafty or arty, but I just don't know what!

    Definitely will pop in on the boards over Christmas and help if I can :)
  • plugitinplugitin Noob Posts: 2,197 The Mix Regular
    apandav wrote: »
    Thanks for the ideas guys!

    Would love to volunteer, but can't commit at the moment due to uni! Plus I'm a bit restricted as I broke my foot so don't want to overdo things.

    I'd love to do something crafty or arty, but I just don't know what!

    Definitely will pop in on the boards over Christmas and help if I can :)

    If you're potentially interested in Knitting there is a website called ravelry.com with loads of patterns and forums on - plus youtube has great videos to help you learn! I find knitting to be helpful in keeping my hands busy and passing time when that's what I'm in need of!
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