Let go of festive fairytales
We all need to understand that there’s no such thing as the perfect Christmas. Family disputes, lost loved ones or changed plans can all wreck your fantasies. It’s important to know how to let go and understand that you can’t control Christmas. It’s better to be realistic and search for the magical moments even amid the festive chaos.
Often our happiest memories of Christmas are made of the simple things – enjoying a meal with your family, sitting by the fireside, playing board games. So why not sit down and consider what it is you really love about the festive season and aim to put the simple pleasures at the heart of your plans?
Sort out your schedule
Jot down what you absolutely have to do and plan when you’re going to do those things. That will help ensure you don’t overcommit. If other things come up that don’t fit in with those priorities, then feel free to just say no. It’s important to understand that we can’t – and don’t have to – do it all.