Christmas is one of the most stressful times of the year and according to the internationally recognised Holmes & Rahe stress scale, its right up there with divorce and death. Christmas has become this huge commercial juggernaut that keeps pilling on the expectations. At a time when most of us are already feeling overloaded and only want to think about that much needed summer break. It’s the time of year when we are bombarded with images of big happy family celebrations, that are filled with joy & laughter. When, in fact for many, this is the furthest from reality.
In my past life as a social worker, I was appalled at the lengths that some parents of separated families would go to, to try and prevent the other parent from sharing part of the Christmas celebrations with their children.
Being estranged from my own extended family, I know what it’s like not to have lots of family around at this time of year. So, I ask that you bare a thought for those who may be alone or struggle at this time of year and would appreciate your care and attention.
In saying that, I love Christmas and to help you get through the silly season, I’ve put together a few tips that will hopefully enable you to have enjoyable Christmas.
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