The 12 Stress Less Days to Christmas: Day 10

Saturday, 22nd December, 2012

Day #10: Don’t succumb to Christmas fever!

Christmas stress - busy santa womanNo 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 time of year.

Typical examples include:

  • People who stop with their shopping trolley in the middle of an aisle to try and remember why they wanted down that aisle.  Forgetting what you wanted isn’t the problem, it’s the resulting queue behind you that can cause an issue. When I have these ‘senior’ moments of forgetfulness I try to remember to move over to one side whilst I collect my thoughts, satisfied in the knowledge that I’ve saved my fellow shoppers from a little extra frustration!
  • Drivers who become particularly selfish and won’t let their fellow road users into a queue of traffic. Everyone wants to progress with their journey in the fastest way possible, but queues are an unavoidable result of last minute shopping trips and extra visits to family/friends, etc.

Perhaps you can think of some other examples?

The key thing to leave home with at this time of year is an extra dose of patience!


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