It’s that time of year again and you can probably feel the tension and stress building.
Maybe the idea of hiding somewhere until January sounds attractive but unfortunately that’s not possible. Like an out of control train, Christmas is coming and you can’t stop it. So you may as well prepare yourself as much as you can.
I’m not sure how I feel about Christmas these days. I’m as at peace with not having children as I’ll ever be but not having my parents is tougher to deal with. There are a number of reasons, I guess mainly to do with missing their presence on the day.
And there are opportunities too. Opportunities for us to do things a little bit differently, to start our own, new traditions.
This year, for the first time it will be just the two of us on Christmas Day, so it will be quieter, and we have the opportunity to do exactly what we want to do.
I love the way what we do is changing and evolving; we’re keeping those things we love and making our own mark on the day.
And I also know there will be times when I feel overwhelmed or triggered by something or perhaps when I want to escape.
And I’m guessing you will too. Here’s a short audio which, when you use it will make you feel better in any situation.
I’ve listed below the previous blogs I’ve written to help you get through this time of year, and also included other resources including a couple of really helpful videos.
And please remember: it WILL pass, YOU WILL get through it. This year will go better than last year and in no time at all it will be January.
Here are my blogs:
Here are other resources I’ve collated, I’ll add to these if I find any more in the next few weeks, so do pop back from time to time. [Read more…]