Blogmas day 23 – beating the Christmas stress

I love this time of year, but I know for some it can be stressful.

How will the food turn out?
Will people like their presents?
Will everything be done on time?
Will everyone get on?

It can be a tough time of year with people cooking for more people than they usually would, or spending time with people they wouldn’t usually choose to. I know of couples who are spending Christmas apart because they both want to be with their families. Parents who are separated have to come to an agreement about where their children will be and when. Some people will be alone, sometimes for the first time, sometimes because of the loss of a loved one, sometimes because a relationship broke down.

Some people will be far from home and unable to be with the people they love.

Some people will have to work while others are having fun. Some people will be, or will have loved ones who are too ill to celebrate.

There’s so much rushing around at this time of year, that in itself can make people stressed out and long for a bit of peace and quiet.

I’m not sure where I’m going with this today. I just wanted to take a couple of steps back to reflect – to say that the things that have been stressing me out are not that big a deal because the most important thing is that everyone has fun, and to acknowledge that this time won’t be easy for some, for a whole host of different reasons.

Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, I wish you all the best for your Christmas weekend.

The calendars

In L’Occitane there was a foot cream. Not something I ever buy, but I guess feet need some Christmas love too!
In M&S there was a night cream that I haven’t tried yet, so it will show up in one of my empties or favourites posts!

Christmas tree in Stockholm

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Author: englishwithkirsty

I provide customised, one-to-one English lessons for adults online. I am based in London and I work primarily with German speakers as I also speak German Fluently.

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