The year is quickly coming to a close, and with it, an abundance of social events and holiday festivities placing increased demands on your pocket and mental health. Often, it can be all too easy to let stress take hold or fall into the habit of putting unnecessary pressure on yourself.
In the latest issue of Breathe, find motivation to put yourself first by investing in a mental first aid kit, and learn to press pause and savour a much-needed break. Dare to be wild and reconnect with nature by completing 30 tasks over 30 days and challenge your mind with some mood-boosting puzzles and brainteasers.
While it’s both admirable and tempting to put others’ needs before your own, particularly at this gift-giving time of the year, it is also one of the most important times to check in with yourself, indulge in mindful time alone and go slow. After all, compassion for others starts with kindness to yourself.