Grab Some Me Time
When the craziness of doing stuff and getting stuff done is getting on top of you, take a half hour breather. “Me Time” is such a lovely expression, usually code for Mums of “I am about to lose it” So whether its just getting outside and sitting in the sunshine or taking a walk, mini breaks will help you keep your sanity.
The Zen Of Christmas
Christmas does not have to be a huge event. Maybe do a minimalist Christmas and just do the things you would like, and resist adding to your list with demands from others. Do you really have to have your home look like its out of Vogue shoot for Christmas Day? Perhaps not.
Balance doing things for other people with doing things for yourself
Balance is such a trendy word, but creating a balance between doing things for others, and carving out some time to do some nice things for yourself can reduce your stress levels.
Put on your rose coloured glasses and try to look for the best in those around you.
Okay, so at the shops in the midst of Christmas rush can test this. Someone snatches that last Transformer toy before you do that you have visited 6 shops to find? Let it slip on by. They are probably under just as much stress as you to find the perfect gift from Santa. So maybe take a breath and realise those around you maybe just as stressed as you.