It’s OK to be feeling less than festive at this time of the year. What is more important, is that you take the time to be kind to yourself over the holiday period.
You may not be feeling up to fielding questions from well-meaning friends and relatives nor up to attending big events. You may be feeling uncertain about the year ahead as well or be worried about returning to work after the break. And that is OK.
Here are some ways to relax and enjoy yourself, that won’t break the budget and can be done alone or with company:
We’ve also gathered up some practical tips and ideas from Cancer Council, around Australia:
13 11 20 will be open across the holidays on weekdays (closed on the public holidays), if you feel the need to speak to someone in person. Our Information and Support consultants are more than happy to have a chat with you for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Australia.
Some additional resources that may be useful to you are:
The Cancer Council Online Community will be available right across the holiday period, moderated by Cancer Council staff. We encourage you to utilise it to chat with others, get things off your chest or ask questions.
Some other organisations that you can reach out to if you feel the need are:
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