Christmas is definitely one of the most stressful times of the year. Fact.
The stresses of Christmas and wanting to ensure the perfect time for all really can take its toll, resulting in many New Year’s resolutions featuring ‘Never again!’ statements.
Unfortunately the stresses of Christmas can be a little too much for some and can explain why January 8th is typically known as ‘Divorce Day’. For most, Christmas is one of the most romantic times of the year, strolling hand in hand through Christmas markets, sipping on a hot chocolate. However for some, the pressures of Christmas can cause so much toll on your health and well-being, that it can be the final straw for some relationships.
If you have exhausted all hope and feel a divorce is the only course of action then you need to start by hiring a divorce solicitor who can advise you on best practice. It isn’t easy, it is a roller coaster, but having a solicitor there by your side who can reassure you will certainly alleviate the toll it will take on yourself and your family.
How to cope with the stresses of Christmas…
Christmas tends to be the time you see a lot of family members in a short amount of time and the pressure of everything being perfect can cause a burn out. Know when to say ‘We are having a pyjama day today, can we see you another time?’. No-one wants to offend, however if you explain that you simply ‘need the day off’, people will understand!
Shops only close for one day
There is constant pressure to stockpile each Christmas and forgetting an item can escalate tensions very quickly. However, there really is no need! Shops are only closed for one day, with some smaller corner shops still open on Christmas Day if you need to pick up forgotten items. The festive period puts so much emphasis on just one day, with the pressure of the perfect Christmas so great, you simply need to take a step back, breathe and remember that everything will be OK!
Have a plan of action
It’s wrong to think the more money you spend at Christmas the better it will be, that is simply not the case at all! There is so much pressure on gifting like for like with friends and family that the financial burden of Christmas can become too much. Have a plan of action and don’t be afraid to tell people you will not be buying presents for them this year. Spending time with people, going out for lunch, going to the cinema or even simply going on a walk is much more meaningful and you would be surprised at how many people will be relieved by that decision! Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert fame recently spoke out on the unnecessary stresses of Christmas gift giving and was totally on point. Part of his Martin Lewis show on ITV, you can check out some of his video here…
It’s time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents – for less cost, less stress, more joy. Here’s why (from @itvMLshow), spread the message if you agree… pic.twitter.com/Kt5FlrX5r7
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) September 26, 2018
Don’t become another statistic this Christmas, take time off from the pressure and just enjoy the festive period. If you are looking for inspiration on gifts, alongside food and drink inspiration, don’t forget to check out the Sim’s Life Christmas Gift Guide!