Set a budget: We are encouraged by retailers to spend our way to happiness at Christmas, often leading to debt and problems as a result. Agree a budget with your partner/family for gifts and entertaining and stick to it.
Plan ahead: Scrambling at the last minute to try and fit everything in is the worst thing you can do. Make a to-do list and set a weekly plan to achieve your goals in a timeframe that will suit your busy lifestyle.
The perfect Christmas: The odds on a ‘perfect Christmas’ for any individual, couple or family is probably as good as snow on Christmas Day in New Zealand. So embrace the imperfection of the season and stop looking for ‘perfection’ in every meal, gift and decoration. Enjoy every minute!
Ignore the Christmas adverts: Make a cup of tea during the ad break or mute the sound and free yourself from the ads that often leave us feeling like our Christmas will never be good enough.
Remember what Christmas is about: Christmas is a time for family, for friendship and spending time together. When the Christmas stress levels start to rise thinking about what present to get Aunty Mary, remember what it’s all about.
TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF! December will be a busy month for pretty much everyone. Give yourself a break and enjoy something simple like a hot cup of cocoa or tea, listen to some of your favourite music, have a me day and take some time out. Feeling recharged you’ll be more effective at ticking off that to-do list.
Tomorrow we will continue with our countdown to Christmas Day and safety tips….
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