All I Want For Christmas ………

Are you feeling the pressure of Christmas?

 

There are so many demands placed on us at this time of year.  If it isn’t hard enough coping with a job, career, running a business coupled with your home life, this time of year (wonderful that it is) comes complete with lots of other pressures.

 

Those pressures can not only place increased demands on your time, and lets face it – all that socialising takes up time, not to mention the extra grocery shopping, gift shopping, wrapping, cleaning, decorating……..   Need I go on?

 

Then there’s the extra stress.  Where is the money coming from? Is the family going to get on? Will uncle Tom like his gift – should you change it now?  There’s pressure coming from all angles to get everything just so.  Just so – to make sure that everyone enjoys their festive season.

 

Have you ever stopped to ask where this pressure comes from?  Perhaps you should.  For most of us the pressure that we feel will be driven internally.  Those little voices that tell us to get everything perfect are not our friends and families.  They’re ours!!!!

And if you asked your friends and families what they thought.  I suspect the advice would be the same as mine.  So if you want to make more of this festive season, then replace your current internal dialogue with these simple words.

Stop and take some time out to enjoy your festive holiday.  Your friends and family will enjoy it more by experiencing the pleasure of your company and seeing a more relaxed you.  No one will notice if you fail to serve the cranberry sauce.

What advice do you have for others wanting to make the most of Christmas?  Please share.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. San
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 21:35:26

    Good advice. I think we should also do something to make someone elses life a little bit brighter. A smile & a kind word doesn’t cost anything but can lift a persons spirits no end, especially at this time of year.

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  2. Carolyn Trafford
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 20:52:48

    San – that’s so true – absolutely. – whatever our life brings, we all feel a little extra pressure sometimes, especially at this time of year. A smile is a wonderful gift that costs nothing.

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  3. joelleharris
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 15:34:01

    Great Advice! Perhaps we can help each other by encouraging our friends & family to take a more relaxed approach too.

    Reply

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