Ten tips for very merry mental healthiness

| December 15, 2020

It’s important to ensure that you look after yourself as we head into Christmas. David Westgate shares ten tips on the lighter side to good mental health this holiday season.

1. Do not stress about putting on five kilos on Christmas Day. It helps in deciding on New Year’s resolutions.

2. Paul Newman once said, “24-beers in a carton, 24-hours in day. Coincidence? I think not.” Paul was joking folks, just joking.

3. If friends and family beat you to all the lounges and beds after lunch, find the fattest of them and lie on them instead.

4. Shopping centres on Christmas Eve are not for the faint-hearted. Avoid at all costs.

5. The office Christmas party is littered with minefields and people carrying iPhones (with cameras). Be aware, very aware.

6. Over the fence is six and out, it’s one-hand off the roof and no bowling bouncers at the littlies.

7. If you wouldn’t wear it on Boxing Day, don’t wear it on Christmas Day. Have some pride.

8. No grumbling if you have to sit beside granny. She probably thinks you’re a bore too.

9. Even the biggest human stomach can only hold 3-kilos of prawns at a time.

10. A hand-made gift is never forgotten. Get whittling.

Merry Christmas everyone.