Like any big event or occasion, Eid can sometimes can be overwhelming and possibly cause stress and anxiety due to the weather, Covid, depression, and feelings of being burnout. It is so important to keep looking after ourselves mentally and physically throughout the season.
Here are some simple Eid tips that will help you when you are struggling and put things back into perspective.
Schedule 'ME' Time
It’s easy to let Eid become about everyone else. We all do it, but in doing so we lose sight of ourselves and our own well-being.
It’s not selfish to schedule some Me time to renew the stocks and get your head orderly. Take a bath, have a nap, pamper yourself, maybe watch your favorite film – do something for yourself.
Lower Your Expectations
We put so much pressure on ourselves to achieve festive perfection. Food, household cleaning, decorations.
When you try to do everything and everywhere that could take all the enjoyment from you by the end.
Yes, we want to try our best to achieve the ultimate Eid, but it shouldn’t be to the detriment of our own happiness. Ultimately Eid is a gift and should be treated that way. You want it to be fun and you need to keep it fun.
Do what you need to do, but don’t kill yourself doing it. Don’t overstretch to please others and try to understand that despite your best efforts, not everything is under our control.
You don’t need to give up Eid dinner just because it took a lot for you to prepare it.
You do need to make sure you’re eating regularly and maintaining a varied diet, especially during this tiring season. Your body will thank you for it.
Communicate & Stay In Touch
2021 has been tough on us all and it’s not gotten any easier yet. Keeping up in regular contact with family and friends is just as important now as ever.
Don’t struggle alone, remember there is always someone you can speak to, and that people do and will care and want to know about your well-being.
Finally, continue to follow government guidelines and protect yourself and your loved ones by following SOPs. Keep up regular hand washing and wearing your mask in public and busy areas.
The season of Eid can be hard enough, look after YOU. We’re all in this together and we all want a better future. Here’s hoping. Have a blessed Eid.