For some people, the time leading up to Christmas is magical but for others, the stress sucks the magic out of everything and you feel as if you’ve lost control. Events that have been booked for ages loom closer and closer amongst the seemingly endless tasks and you wonder if you’ll ever fit it all in. Then when it’s time to attend that event or complete a task you feel guilty because it’s lost its sparkle and just become another thing you’ve ticked off the list. Instead of enjoying it you constantly have frown lines on your forehead and you’re not really paying attention to the moment because you’re thinking of the next thing. With your mind spinning you can’t remember if the next thing is the visit to the in-laws for a weekend, the trip to see the Christmas lights or booking cinema tickets to watch the must see latest release. Which only sends you into a panic with that feeling of dread clutching at your stomach. You want to take back control but you’re in such a spin you don’t know how …
Does this lack of control feel familiar?
STOP. BREATHE. SIMPLIFY.
Instead of feeling out of control, the following steps will help you to take back control.