Christmas is almost upon us and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas!  Thank you for all your support and custom this year ,  I do really appreciate it.

In todays Amazing Coaching newsletter,   I share 5 Tips to assist you in reducing your Christmas stress.   Remember, stress is an upstream emotion and if you really cared about how you feel – would you let stress overcome you or would you learn to manage your stress more effectively?

5 Tips to Reduce Christmas Stress

  1. Be realistic.   With the cost of living firmly in place, be realistic about how much you can afford to spend.  Don’t get yourself into debt by buying those extra presents.   When it comes to the festive period as a whole.  don’t try to please everyone.  All you can do is your best. Don’t put undue pressure on yourself to give everyone a ‘ perfect ‘ Christmas.
  2. Be more assertive and say ‘No. ‘  You don’t need to say yes to every request made of you over the Christmas period.  Saying No is often needed in order to take care of your own wellbeing and happiness. Remember saying No to others is about saying Yes to yourself and it may be just what you need avoid that festive stress.  Remember to prioritize your own feelings, not just everybody else’s!
  3. Give up the need to be perfect –  If things go wrong, then learn to laugh about it. Don’t sulk or get angry. Just let it go and focus on having fun.   We are human and in life, things will take an unexpected turn.  Build your inner resilience and go with the flow.
  4. Let everyone be themselves. – We are all unique and different so it is ok if your family all want to fall asleep after the Queen’s speech. Let everyone be themselves even if it doesn’t fit with what you want others to do. Try not to sweat the small stuff and keep your canoe flowing downstream!
  5.  Practice Kindness to others and yourself.   Why not pop an extra  gift into the local food bank or make a gift to charity instead of sending out cards?   Also, be kind to yourself and your budget by not overspending!

Award winning Life Coach and Confidence Coach

Lisa Phillips is a Northamptonshire based  award winning Life Coach and wellness speaker.   Using leading edge techniques,  Lisa works with clients all over the world assisting them to take back their power from negative emotions and feel  good.

Lisa has over 23 years experience and is the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach‘.

Lisa works in the Peterborough, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire areas and offers online Life Coaching sessions worldwide.   She also offers a wider range of Life Coaching masterclasses and online Life Coaching courses. 

Why not contact Lisa today for a no-obligation chat?