Here are my thoughts for a stress free Christmas.....
Christmas can be a stressful time for many reasons. Let's take a moment to consider how we can minimise this. Dramas can be minimised with little planning and a little effort. Preparing and organising in advance are key to your success. If you are responsible for the cooking or present wrapping communicate effectively supporting others allowing them to know you have your tasks under control.
Our little ones can get over-excited and over-tired at christmas. Being flexible and not too rigid about bed times can make children feel the excitement of christmas even more but don't go overboard boundaries are essential even at christmas.
If you forget to buy something don't be too hard on yourself. It may be easier to alter your plans rather than upset yourself and those around you. Think calmly about the alternatives and re-jig your plans to suit.
For those of you who celebrate Christmas, let us remember it is a time for giving, sharing and spending time with loved ones and friends. Enjoy your time, your friends and your family. Take time to relax and 'be in the moment'. Make it as stress free as possible keeping positive will serve you and yours well.
May I wish you all well for 2012. Happy holidays!