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5 Minute Life Coach - What Do You Need To Do To Have A Stress Free Christmas?
November 02, 2010
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Prepare Now For A Stress Free Christmas
The children are back at school, days are getting shorter, and already we are being bombarded by ceaseless reminders that Christmas is the next big event.
I love Christmas but I know that for some people Christmas can be a stressful time. Unrealistic expectations, unreasonable demands, difficult family members, where to spend Christmas and who to spend it with, too much to do and not enough time to do it, all add to the feeling of stress.
How DO you please your family and friends, while satisfying yourself and keeping your focus on what's really important?
Here are a few suggestions that will help you move in the right direction.
Start planning now. Decide what's important and necessary as a family. Plan what you will do and when you will do it and remember to leave space around the edges for the unexpected. After 25 years of organising Christmas and cooking Christmas dinner I still make a time plan so I can relax knowing that everything will come together.
Say no to things you don't really want to do unless you have a good reason for saying yes. If you're dreading an event and only go because you feel pressure to meet people’s expectations, then perhaps it's time to politely say no thank you.
There will be pressure from all directions during Christmas, if you've already decided what's important to you, you’ll find it much easier to make decisions about what to say yes and no to.
Pre-planning difficult conversations and making a note of workable options before you have a conversation will lead to a better outcome.
Allow people to say no to you. Remember that they're facing similar pressures to you. Let yourself and others do what they want within reason, does it really matter if everyone doesn't want to join in a game?
Choose your battles carefully, and give in gracefully when you can. You can't control someone else's actions or response, but you can control your own. Get your heart right, and let God take care of the rest.
Plan your budget. Work out what you can afford. Going into debt to satisfy unreasonable demands and expectations will lead to stress. Evaluate what you're spending, and why you're spending it and decide only to go ahead if you have peace about your decision.
If your budget is tight, don't give in to pressure to overspend. Reduce the number of gifts. Let people know that you’re cutting back this year.
Make time for yourself as well as others. Ask for help when you need it. Help with chores could mean the difference between you enjoying Christmas or simply enduring it.
And last but not least, allow yourself time to unwind and give yourself permission to have fun.
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Lynne Lee is a Christian life coach, who helps people to see themselves through God'e eyes and live life as He intended.
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