This is my 6th year being sick at Christmas. My family isn’t religious, nor are we strict with traditions. Luckily because we’re so chill, being sick at Christmas hasn’t been as detrimental to me as it is to some people. I’ve had plenty of time to think about what it’s like being sick at this time, so I thought I’d share a few of the things I do. Maybe someone else will find them helpful.
1. Cope Ahead
This is one of my most used skills. Coping ahead is figuring out what vulnerabilities you might face and planning how you’re going to deal with them. For me, just being at home is a vulnerability because it’s where I became most ill. This puts me at a higher risk for using behaviors like cutting, etc. This year I made a plan with my therapist to reach out to a friend and…
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