• Teresa Bulford-Cooper

5 Great Christmas Tips to Help You Cope at Christmas and Through the Festive Season

Many of us will be finding ourselves alone this Christmas which can a daunting time for some. Christmas is such an emotional time in many ways and not everyone enjoys it - especially this year with all that we have been through.

Single people especially can find this time of year difficult as the media always seem to be pushing that is is time to be with family, so for them Christmas can be a lonely time. This year of course for most of us Christmas is going to be hard and be like no other. So for those of you who will be without loved ones here are 5 tips to help you.

1. Accept it for what it is - when you look at it logically it's just another day and there will be better times ahead. Check your thoughts (that inner chatter) and make sure it is positive and cheerful. There's no point on dwelling on negative things and what if's. Make the decision to be upbeat no matter what - look forward.

2..Take up a new craft like knitting, crochet, sewing or painting. Colouring books and crayons are a great way to indulge yourself - there are many different ones and are very therapeutic. These will take your mind off things as you become pre occupied in what you are doing.

3. Arrange a time to have a zoom/Skype call with a friend or family member's to share some time with them - maybe have a virtual lunch. You could organizing a quizz or game like sitting down sherrads you can do on.

4. Have a good clear out ready for 2021 - out with the old and in with the new! Bag up all those things you haven't used or worn for years and books you have read for the charity shop. Basically keep yourself busy and not leave time to dwell.

5.Make a bucket list for 2021 and dare to dream. Write out your dreams and plans (goals) ready to action on January 1st! Explore the steps you need to take to start you off on some of these - I can help with some coaching if you need help knowing how and when.

Whatever you are doing at Christmas remember that tune - always look on the bright side of life! Be kind to others as you don't know whats going on in their world and have gratitute for what you have - there is always someone worse off than you.

Be happy, be safe and have a Merry Christmas.

With love

Teresa. x

P.S. If you would like some reading over Christmas to help with Confidence download my FREE ebook 15 ways to Build Your Confidence & Feel Like A Million Dollars HERE.

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