"In so many ways, the holidays can throw you off your game — and that can shake you."
As a part of an essay series with Optionb.org, Time magazine published a poignant letter from Kesha, 30, about coping with mental illness during the holidays.
The "Praying" singer shared her best tips for dealing with family, parties and the stresses that come along with a busy holiday season. Offering some insight into her own struggle with food, Kesha writes "It was during the holidays when I hit a low moment and with the help of my mother decided to seek help for my eating disorder."
She went on to tell readers that it's not selfish to take time for yourself.
"Take a walk in nature. Talk to a friend you trust or a therapist. Sit out one of the holiday gatherings in favor of some personal time. Just do whatever helps you calm down and gives you a break from the stress."
Kesha even suggested downloading a meditation app which she had, noting “Calm” and “End Anxiety" are the ones she likes.
You can read the full essay on time.com.
Read it here: http://time.com/5041017/kesha-self-care-holidays/
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