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Keeping Calm at Christmas

How do you keep calm and collected in the week before Christmas? I always find that the week just before Christmas is always the worst. Panic sets in, there is so much to do and so little time to do it in. Do you have regrets at not starting your preparations earlier? I certainly do. How come December has galloped its way through, and here we are, less than a week to go?  How did that happen?

The one thing that really helps me is to make lists, putting down everything I can think of that I will possibly need for the few short days of the Christmas break. Then creating a daily task list, and giving myself plenty of time to carry out the tasks. And of course, to stop panicking!

It doesn’t really matter if every single thing is done in time. As long as you sort out the important things, such as food and drink. You may not want to forget all the presents and cards you need to buy, but as long as they are on the list, you should be ok. Perhaps you can cross some things off the list, once you have prioritised. This can really bring your list into a reasonable amount of tasks to do.

But most important of all to remember is to make sure you give yourself time to look after you. You certainly don’t want to get to Christmas Day and collapse in an exhausted heap. I hope you all enjoy your Christmas, and have a really good break.

I hope you find these tips helpful. It would be good to hear what you think about my ideas, and anything else you have come up with. Tell me what you think by posting your comments below. Why don’t you Share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon or following us on Twitter?

About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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