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December 14, 2021

More Tips for Christmas Wellbeing

While Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, it can also be one of the most stressful. Here are some more tips to help you through the festive season:

Understand the triggers

While you can hope for a miracle, most family tensions still exist on Christmas Day. Recognising known triggers can help. For example, if religion is a tricky topic, avoid talking about it.

Accept that what will be, will be

The run up to Christmas day can be stressful, especially if you’re hosting. Take a deep breath and try to accept that you can’t please everyone.

Get some fresh air

It can be tempting to sloth around but get everyone out for a walk on Christmas Day – the kids, the grandparents and the reluctant teenagers. Bonus points for taking a stroll in your Christmas jumpers!

Switch off

Ignore images of a perfect Christmas on TV and social media. Unplug and give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift of all – your attention. Read a Christmas story, sit and talk to your great aunt, think about others and what you can do for them.

But most of all enjoy the day!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from The New Leaf Team.

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