Christmas is a time of fun and festive cheer! There’s decorations to put up, gifts to wrap and Christmas day to prepare for. Do you glide your through this Christmas season effortlessly, or do you come out the other end feeling more frazzled than the turkey on a bad day…?!
Here are some tips to help you keep your cool.
- Enjoy the preparation.
There’s plenty you can do to enjoy the preparations towards Christmas.
If you shop on the high street, make sure you take some time for a coffee or some lunch during that day.
Make putting up the tree a family occasion, or if you live alone, invite a friend over and have a sherry whilst hanging up your tinsel and baubles!
Spend an evening looking through your cook books, which recipes are your favourite and easy to make for Christmas dinner?
2. Ask for help!
If you have too much to do, then ask for help! Ask a friend or family member to help take on some tasks to prepare for Christmas festivities. Perhaps they would like to join in and feel part of the preparation.
3. Do something for someone else.
Do you have a neighbour who lives alone? Or perhaps you have a friend who has had a difficult year?
Doing something for another person can often give you that “feel good factor” . It may mean joining them for a cuppa for an hour. Taking your friend out for a change of scenery could do you both the world of good. You could visit a local Christmas market or book to see your local choir sing Christmas carols.
4. Schedule in some ME time!
You’ve done it! You’ve got through Christmas! Now what about you? Have you scheduled any time out for you?
Some Calm Therapy could be the perfect way to treat yourself after the Christmas rush.