Carole continues her stress-busting tips for Christmas as part of her countdown to a stress free New Year !
Friday 23rd December: Flying off somewhere tomorrow? Don’t forget to turn off your mobile phone and voice mail service. It’s very expensive to pick-up calls when abroad! Call the credit card companies to tell them you will be away. Travel insurance up to date? Get your list together of things to take with you.
Saturday 24th December: Laying the table for family and guests? Last minute things to do? Go through your to-do list. Just ticking things off your list is very satisfying! Serviettes, Christmas crackers and have you got enough cutlery and chairs!
Sunday 25th December: The special day itself. Enjoy it with friends or family. But spare a thought for others who may be lonely. Maybe pop into your neighbour with a couple of mince pies. If you’ve eaten too much turkey and roast potatoes, go for a 30 min walk. If you have nothing to do, then maybe give your time to a charity or your local community. They will benefit and so will you!
Monday 26th December: Boxing day. The morning after the day before and clearing up! Travelling to see the family? Leave plenty of time. There may be traffic on the motorway. Remember not to drink and drive alcohol stays in the system for longer that you may think so if you have had a late night session, hand the keys to someone else!