Helpful Tips for Surviving Christmas
Christmas is a time forB merry-making and family get-togethers, but it can have its pressures too. The family isB stuck in the house, the kids are overexcited, thereb s the tree to decorate, presents to buy and wrap, and food to cook. Itb s no wonder the festive feelingB can fizzle out.
Make sure this Christmas doesnb t become a day to remember for all the wrong reasons. Follow these helpful tips:
- If there have been any family rows during the year, resolve them. TellB the people you argued with that you’re looking forward to seeing them. Ask if you can get together before Christmas to talk about whatever problem you had.
- Plan the day and share out the jobs that need to be done. Don’t slave away for hours on your own and feel like people have taken advantage of you.
- Discuss your plans with others, including any children who will be there, so that you can listen to their ideas and wishes for the day. Then you can come up with a celebration which includes things that please everyone.
- Have a timetable for Christmas Day so that you donb t all sit around for hours doing nothing. TryB to make sure you won’t be spending a lot of time with a difficult person or someone you donb t get along with.
- Donb t drink too much. Drinking excessively is never a good idea.
- Children can get overexcited, so plan a lovely long walk for a change of scene and some fresh air.B Everybody will feel better and pleasantly tired instead ofB irritablyB tired.