Christmas isn’t always what it's cracked up to be
It's here, Christmas has arrived, woohoo. Most people are now beginning to get into the festive spirit and ready for a few days off.
Every year we are surrounded by festive commercialisation influencing us to spend money to make our Christmas just perfect.
All that food, gifts and entertaining, but still sometimes we look at others and think they have it better.
It is very often the case though, that Christmas does not bring good cheer and happiness. It can actually be a tough time for many. They may have:
had a bereavement
had a difficult hand dealt to them
work or relationship issues
So keep these in your mind when you are thinking not everything is right with your world.
However, there are plenty of positives.
In my last video, I was encouraging you to be present in your conversations and engage with and show interest in others stories and input.
Resilience is another action that we forget to reflect upon. If you or a friend or family member have been going through a difficult time, congratulate them saying 'well done, you've dealt with this situation really well'. This will improve self esteem and confidence, especially if it has been getting them down. Remember, to pat yourself on the back too!
Helping others. Going that extra mile. Because we can, but also it's a privilege to be able to notice and assist.
In this festive season, enjoy what you can do and have. Stop worrying about things that need to be done and enjoy the moment. There are plenty of people that will not be able to switch off and reflect, either because they are not in such a positive place or because they are part of our emergency services; shift, retail or hospitality workers. Spare a thought for them.
For more thoughts on how to make the most of your season with family and friends, watch my video : Christmas isn’t always what its cracked up to be, but I hope that you can enjoy it
Remember, if you don’t look after yourself or your business, who is going to do it for you?