Surviving December without stress

December, the month of coziness, parties, presents and togetherness. But let’s face it, in the midst of the glitz and glamour, stress, hectic schedules and a schedule full of obligations are also around the corner. How do you make sure you not only survive this month, but enjoy it fully? Surviving December without stress.

Here are some handy hacks to get through the busy December month and step radiantly into the new year. โ˜€๏ธ

Strategic Planning and Priorities Rocken๐Ÿ’ซ

Good planning is the key to a successful December month. Start by marking important dates in your calendar, such as family gatherings and work-related events. Next, set priorities. Not every invitation has to be accepted. Choose events that are really important to you and dare to say no to others. This allows you to maintain control over your time and energy and celebrate with peace of mind

Reserve time for yourself ๐ŸŒฑ

In the midst of all that partying, it is essential to save some time for yourself. Consciously create moments of rest, even if they are short. A short walk in the fresh air, a few minutes of meditation or breathing exercises or just quietly reading a book can do wonders for your peace of mind. It helps you relax amid the hustle and bustle and provides much-needed mental refreshment.

Balance in routines ๐Ÿ’ช

December is often synonymous with abundant food and drink. While it is important to enjoy all the delicious culinary delights and burgundy indulgences, it is also important to maintain a healthy balance. Drink plenty of water, eat balanced meals and stay active between burgundy days. Regular exercise is not only good for your physical health, but it also contributes to your mental well-being and thus to your resilience.

Family Perils ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿป

Uncle Harry who has once again looked too deep into the punch and verbally lashes out, Aunt Truus who can’t resist asking why you’re still single or Cousin Louis who has totally different political ideas and is poking around. Don’t let December be overshadowed by family quarrels or irritations. Sometimes it is not necessarily about solving problems, but learning to deal with the tensions. Accept that opinions and characters differ and that that’s okay. Instead of trying to make everything perfect, focus on creating a safe space where everyone feels heard. Sometimes that simply means acknowledging each other’s points of view and respecting personal boundaries. When discussions threaten to escalate, take a breather and find some quiet time. Walk to the bathroom for a moment, breathe in and breathe out…. Avoiding confrontation can sometimes be the best way to keep the peace. In this way, you can not only survive the festive chaos but also learn to deal with family relationships in all their colorful complexity.

Not everything has to be perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œ.

Face it, Christmas is not going to be perfect. Your perfect tree turns out to be missing a branch at home. Your cozy dinner party is disrupted by a family quarrel. Don’t be fooled. Embrace imperfections! Accept that not everything will go smoothly, and that is perfectly okay. Set realistic expectations and focus on the positive moments rather than things that did not go according to plan. Often it is the unexpected twists and turns that create the most beautiful memories and color life!

Chill and connect โค๏ธ

Sometimes it seems like the holidays are all about the presents, the cards, the Christmas dinner, the clothes. But really, all those things are just dressing up. In the end, it’s all about the people. It is the people who make Christmas worthwhile. We often celebrate Christmas with the people we love the most. So focus your attention there. Make sure you enjoy the company, and do your best to give your company pleasant days. And you can do that even without that tree, under fluorescent light, in your jeans and without a gift.

Reflect and look forward ๐ŸŽ

December is perfect for looking not only forward, but also backward. Reflect on the past year: what highs and lows did you experience? What did you learn? This reflection forms the basis for setting new goals and plans for the coming year. Think about what you want to achieve and what dreams you want to pursue. Setting goals not only gives direction to your future, but also acts as a powerful source of motivation to start the new year fresh and full of enthusiasm. A gift to yourself!

With these comprehensive handles, you’ll be ready to not only survive the busy December month, but also enjoy it. Take time to reflect on the past year, appreciate the moments with loved ones and prepare for a new year full of opportunities and possibilities. Let December be a month of fun, peace and warmth so that you can welcome the new year with renewed energy!

I give you the power and tools to move forward!

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