There are many reasons for not enjoying Christmas. It could be that you are far away from family or have lost a loved one. Anxiety or other mental health disorders mean sensory overload can cause distress. For some, the sheer commercialism of the season is stressful.
The focus of advertising is always on families and getting together with friends. If you don’t have family around, or find mixing in a crowd overwhelming, feelings of anxiety and loneliness can crowd in. Add to that the pressure to spend, it is sometimes more than we can cope with.
Whatever the reasons you have for struggling, you don’t have to struggle on your own. This year, I am opening a group on Facebook, Loopy’s Safe Haven, where you can come over the holiday period and relax. It is a place where you can take the opportunity to indulge in some creative time with friendly and supportive chat.
This is your invitation to come and join. You will get: A free community Facebook group, a group project for those that want to join in, Christmas survival tips and live video chats. You can find out more information on my website. I look forward to seeing you.