Although magical, Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year however, it doesn’t need to be. If you follow a few of our tips below, you’ll be on your way to a very happy Christmas with your nearest and dearest.
It’s commonly said, but you want to be as prepared as possible for Christmas. Don’t leave all your present wrapping until Christmas Eve and don’t expect to go last minute food shopping and be able to buy everything you need without something important being sold out! Buying all the food you need early will not only help you stay stress-free, but also it will give you more time to do those additional little tasks on the build-up to the big day.
Share jobs out
At this time of year, it’s important that you don’t take on too much at once. If you’re hosting Christmas, then a lot of responsibility lies on your shoulders so as they say... sharing is caring so you can ask your guests to help too. Ask someone to bring a particular food item or something to drink and ask another guest to provide the games or entertainment for the evening. Not only does this take a lot of stress from you, it also lets everybody be included and celebrate the season together!
Accept the things you can’t change
There are just some things about Christmas that you can’t change, so don’t try to. If something is slightly burnt, don’t worry too much as there’s plenty of other parts of the Christmas dinner to enjoy! If a guest puts back your plates and bowls in the wrong cupboard, don’t be annoyed as they were only trying to help. It’s easy to quickly snap at somebody when you’re already stressed, so save an argument on Christmas day by accepting the things you can’t change.
Register your tree with us!
You may think that once the festivities are over the stress is too, but there’s still that dreaded task of removing all your Christmas decorations and getting rid of your Christmas tree. Let us help take that stress away by registering your Christmas tree on our website! All you need to do is simply enter your postcode here to see if you’re eligible for collection, and if so then we will collect your Christmas tree for you in January! All trees that are collected are recycled in a variety of ways too, so you can rest assured you’re doing something good for a both hospice near you as well as the environment.