Festive Survival Guide: Top Tips For a Stress-Free Christmas!
The most wonderful time of the year? For many, it's also the most stressful. So, what can you do to make it as hassle-free as possible?
Rather than leaving everything to the last minute, start stocking up on supplies bit by bit when you do your weekly shop. Your list won’t be so long on Christmas Eve and your bank balance won’t take such a hit all at once!
Emergency gift supply
We’ve all had that embarrassing moment where we have forgotten to buy a gift! Always have an emergency gift supply - just a few small gifts to save the panic and embarrassment!
Christmas party nightmares
The work Christmas do normally signals the start of the festivities and it’s when we often let our hair down. Take care not to go too far or else you might spend the next six months trying to live down your actions!
Share out the jobs
As much as many of us like to take on all the cooking, hosting and Christmas Day arrangements, don’t be afraid to ask for help and divvy up the duties. It makes for a much more enjoyable and relaxing day and you might even get to watch the Queen’s speech!
All too often we are forced into going to work or check our emails remotely, returning to work feeling as if you’ve missed out on the holiday. Take some time to recharge and start the New Year fresh.
Everything in moderation
For many of us, Christmas is about excess. Whether it’s the food, alcohol or the money we spend try to moderate your habits. There’s little enjoyment in overindulging.
Okay – so you’re dreading the in-laws? What makes you think they really want to spend Christmas with you? Remember it’s only a day or two out of the year and you never know what lies ahead, so make the most of every moment!
Finally (and most importantly), whatever Christmas throws at you be sure to enjoy yourself! After all, it really is the most wonderful time of the year!