HAVE A STRESS-FREE CHRISTMAS
Important factors to manage during this hectic time
Christmas can be a time of baubles, Christmas trees, presents, family and friends. A time of joy and laughter, where long-lost family members return home to a riotous welcome. Christmas is the time when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Thus, the celebration by way of feasting, drinking and laughter is contained within the sanctity of a Holy event.
BUT IT IS NOT ALWAYS LIKE THIS!
Let’s face it, Christmas usually takes place on 25th December. But in truth the journey towards it starts in late October or even earlier inside the stores and in the advertisements that start to parade across our television screens. We see advertisements that ensure that children are primed to ask for and maybe receive gifts that manufacturers determine are the most necessary to life. There is advertising that reveals the latest alcoholic drink being poured slowly over
cracking ice cubes with mint, or chilli or whatever is the latest trend to enhance the flavour. Food advertising is laid out showing sumptuous banquets to satisfy the most discerning palates. Family scenes, with everyone laughing as they pass the dishes down the table. Children laughing as they unpack the most expensive toys, as doting parents look on. But the stress that so often accompanies this special time of year can really dampen the proceedings. So how can we have a stress-free Christmas?