Navigating Darkness is sponsoring a mental health-related post series this holiday season and I’m so excited about it!
The holidays are all about giving. We spend time with family and friends, practice our respective holiday traditions, worship, exchange gifts, and give back to others.
We focus on others during the holidays and, while that is a fantastic and beautiful thing, it often means that we put ourselves on the back burner. While giving to others is extremely important, taking care of our mental health is just as important.
A lot of people feel guilty for spending even just a moment thinking about themselves during the holidays, myself included. Many times, I feel selfish doing so, even if I want to take a little break from family. I think “Well, they came all this way to visit, so the least I could do is spend time with them.” Or “I don’t want to be rude, so I should spend time with them while they’re here.”
Those very thoughts stem from the fact that we aren’t doing what we need to do for our mental health, even though we’re trying to be kind in the process. It’s a catch-22, really. But, that’s why I’m excited for this post series. I’m really excited for this opportunity to continue spreading awareness about mental health, especially around the holidays, and also for the opportunity to work with you! 🙂
Note: If you do not have a blog, I would be more than happy to share your post on my blog so that you can still participate. I don’t want to leave you out just because you may not have a blog. 🙂
As of right now, the anticipated post dates will run from November 15-December 15, with no posts on November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day), and the deadline to have your post complete is November 1. This post series has 30 blog post spots open. Participating in this post series is a great way to promote your blog and meet other bloggers!
Each of our posts will have a snippet explaining this post series that will include a graphic and a link so that your readers can read the other posts in the series
As we’re writing about mental health during the holiday season, the goal is to have all posts ready to go and scheduled by November so that our posts can have more of an impact and help more people. It won’t do much good if we’re giving tips on handling holiday stresses, etc… if the posts go live right in the middle of the season.
You are welcome to write about any topic as long as it is related to mental health in some way. The goal is to be as of much help as possible to those who struggle with their mental health during the holidays.
- Dealing with stress during the holidays
- Dealing with anxiety during the holidays
- Dealing with depression during the holidays
- Tips to help with financial stressors
- Tips to help with family stressors
- Tips on getting through the holidays alone
- Tips on making travel less stressful
To get in touch with me regarding this post series, you can either DM me on Twitter at @ItsNicoleCarman, or email me at contact@NavigatingDarkness.com. Thank you for your interest in participating!