Christmas is a wonderful time. It’s a magical time where children are offered the joy of fairies and elves visiting them, and a magical man, who spends one night, giving children all over the world gifts from his bottomless sack of toys. It’s a time for Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s a period for many religions to celebrate a variety of feasts and rituals.
It’s also a time of year that can be stress inducing as people do all the things they feel they should to be a good parent, daughter, husband, son, grandchild, employee, employer. There’s the pressure of the most creative Elf on a shelf shenanigans and being able to home bake your own Christmas cake or host the most fabulous party. The list goes on. It’s a time when it is easy to look around and see people doing everything in a bigger and better way than you and you start to feel lacking in some way as a consequence. You might hate that annoying little Elf and want to throw him out of the window. You might have the baking skills of a toddler and your decorating looks like you’ve had bandages on your fists during the whole process. You might not like socialising and yet feel you have to host like Nigella.
It’s a time which can make you feel not good enough, as you focus on what others are doing, spending and organising. Comparisonitis can be rife!
But fear not. I have 4 steps to keep you in your own lane, grateful for what you have got and how to gain clarity on how you are wanting to spend the festive period with who you want to spend it with. Read on .....