“It is better to channel this discomfort in a constructive way, share the experience with our social environment, create ties that increase our resilience in the face of adversity. “
Depression and anxiety are one of the most expanding diseases in the world, these mental health problems affect both children, youth and adults; No population is exempt from suffering from any of these diseases.
Thoughts, feelings, emotions and moods lead us either to have a full life, to a decline in the quality of life, and even to death.
The change from 2022 to 2023, in particular, occurs in a context in which the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by 25% in the first year of the pandemic, according to a scientific summary from the World Health Organization. (WHO) published in March 2022.
And the repercussions on mental health of this simple advance in the calendar can contribute to the so-called year-end syndrome, that is, a state in which sadness, dissatisfaction and the pressure to feel happy increase. For this reason, episodes of anxiety and depression are frequent, with many fears and possible disappointments.
Our mental health influences the way we think, feel and act. It helps us in our daily functioning, also to relate to other people, to handle internal and external stimuli and to make decisions.
2023 can mean hope for better times, a key sentiment for the human mind.
Some tips to avoid the pressure of the end of the year
Setting smaller goals in order to achieve larger goals can be a great help. Try to set yourself goals that you can actually meet and track your progress.
You have to take care of mental health during the holidays are:
Avoid comparing the results with those of other people. Seek, instead, to use example as inspiration.”
Reflect on achievements and show gratitude.
Be understanding of your limits, and if you’re not happy with now, reflect on what you can change.
Keep in mind that you cannot change the past, but you can change the future. A small change in behavior can already mean improvements for the coming year, the change is a matter of attitude and it starts with oneself, works to improve or maintain a balance in their mental and emotional health, which is a reason to receive help, do therapy to the psychiatrist and psychologist.