7-25 Oh dear, you’re a Christ­mas crum­bler

Woman's Own - - HEALTH LIVE WELL -

You go to pieces eas­ily. This may be be­cause you didn’t learn ef­fec­tive cop­ing strate­gies grow­ing up, or you don’t have the right sup­port in place. Sur­vive CHRIST­MAS

l Keep calm ‘You’ll think more clearly,’ says John Lees, author of Se­crets Of Re­silient Peo­ple (£9.99, Teach Your­self). Feel­ing over­whelmed? Go for a 10-minute walk to clear your head. l Be­lieve in your­self ‘Visu­alise do­ing things you find hard,’ says John. l Box up wor­ries ‘Wor­ry­ing is coun­ter­pro­duc­tive,’ says John. ‘Think of the worstcase sce­nario – then put it to one side.'

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