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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 10

22nd December 2012

Day #10: Don’t succumb to Christmas fever! No I don’t mean the flu or a temperature from a bug you’ve picked up (although try to avoid that too!) I mean that haze which seems to engulf some people at this…

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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 9

21st December 2012

Day #9: Use your strengths to see you through this busy period Are you good at organising people? Can you solve problems relatively quickly and efficiently? Do you possess good communication skills? These are examples of the kind of skills/strengths…

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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 8

20th December 2012

Day #8: Be realistic – you’re not superhuman! Know your limits and don’t say “yes” to everything because you’re concerned about letting people down if you say “no”. If you’re the type of person who likes to help others, you…

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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 7

19th December 2012

Day #7: Don’t forget your sense of humour! What makes you laugh? your pets? your children? a comedy programme? a funny cartoon, picture or video? a colleague? The average adult laughs 15 times a day. The average 4 yr old…

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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 6

18th December 2012

Day #6: Focus on what’s going well rather than what’s not going well When you’re tired and you focus on the negative stuff – it will drain whatever energy reserves you have left at this time of year. This will…

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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 5

17th December 2012

Day #5: Wear Your Confidence Coat! As you add the required layers to ensure you’re warm enough this winter, make sure you’re also wearing your ‘Confidence Coat’ at the start of each day. This isn’t about giving yourself an excuse…

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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 4

16th December 2012

Day #4: Pace yourself There are at least 2 approaches to this … 1. Conserve energy by trying to do the things that are more physically or mentally demanding when you have most energy First thing in the morning works…

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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 3

15th December 2012

Day #3: Avoid the queues and shop online! This is probably a no-brainer; many people already do this. I do like to support my local shops wherever possible, and regularly buy from local farm shops. But when time is short…

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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 2

14th December 2012

Day #2: Focus on the important and urgent things first¬† If you’re anything like me, you’ll be tempted to do the things you enjoy first, and/or those small tasks that don’t take long. Either way – you win! You’ve either…

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The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 1

13th December 2012

Day #1: Decide that this year you’re going to stress less about the things you have no control over! You can’t control the weather, the queues, other people’s demands, the cost of the latest iPad, etc. But you can control…

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