The run up to the festive season can be stressful time. For some reason it creeps up on us, even though we know it is coming. It is the same time every year after all, but somehow it seems to catch us by surprise! Lockdown has increased our stress levels as we now have limited time to buy and prepare everything we need. The key is to not panic. It will all get done – it always does.
Ask people for help. You can’t do everything yourself, and you’ll end up being too stressed and resentful to enjoy yourself. Make a list, check it twice, and then delegate to other members of your family. Make a promise to yourself that this year will be different – you will be calmer, less stressed, and more prepared. It should be easier anyway because we are only allowed a limited number of people so that should help.
At Smile Global, our copies of the SMILE System™ book are being thumbed daily to remind us of the tips and techniques we can adopt to keep us calm and ensure our holiday season goes by without a hitch. For your own copy of the SMILE System™ book, with its powerful principles to help you navigate your way through life’s ups and downs, and particularly the Christmas season, click on the link below.