Rest, Relax, Recharge and Reward! It's so important to appreciate, acknowledge and reward yourself for everything you're doing right now! Take a moment to give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back and take 5 before you move onto the next item on the to do list.
Take time each day to indulge your inner child in the build up to the big day, and take time to laugh, dance, tell silly jokes, spray snowflakes on the windows or pull a cracker, or two. Whenever possible, try being present in the moment, taking time to soak up the festivities and all the positives of Christmas.
Gratitude is the key to neutralizing negative emotions. It's actually impossible to experience a feeling of gratitude at the same time as feeling anger or fear, and the same goes for unhappiness. No matter what your circumstances this Christmas, there is always something to be thankful and grateful for, like family, delicious food, time with friends, a warm home....Taking just 5 minutes a day to note down or think of all the things you are grateful for will really help to diminish those feelings of overwhelm and stress.
Why not continue this practice into the New Year? And ask Santa to bring you a Gratitude journal. Our favourite is the Attitude of Gratitude Daily Journal from notonthehighstreet.com