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Tips for a Stress-free Christmas 2020

11th December 2020

My top tips for a stress-free Christmas 2020

Plus Last Order Dates for my Artwork and Books ahead of Christmas.

The clock is ticking. Are you in Christmas countdown mode? Do you even like Christmas? It was not always my favourite time of year but I have my first Christmas tree now that presents can actually fit under and I have logs for the fire in my new home. I’m looking forward to having a break from 2020 and all its trials.
I want us all to have a stress-free Christmas so I have my top tips to share.

Top Tips for a Stress -Free Christmas during Pandemic:

1. If this time of year is especially difficult for you because of the diminishing light or for other personal reasons, take special care to mind yourself during this time. Remember, after December 21st daylight hours increase and within the first weeks of January we will notice a stretch in the evenings once more.

2. Find some interesting things to do during this time, like some art and craft, or planning your vegetable plot for 2021. Line up some good books or learn something new thorugh an on-line course. There are plenty of on-line galleries to visit too.

3. If you are buying gifts for friends and loved ones keep it simple. If possible shop local and if relying on postal deliveries keep in mind the dates for last posting before Christmas. Postal services are under a lot of pressure due the pandemic, so avoid the worry of whether your gifts will arrive on time and know your cut of dates for ordering and sending.

4. Keep following the guidelines for public health during pandemic. It’s tough what we”ve been through as humans in 2020 there is no doubt about it but change is on the horizon and great minds are working on solutions to our current predicament. Are you one of those people?

5. Take time to reflect on the stage you are at in your life. This is a good time for reflection. What are you proud of, what are you grateful for, what are you letting go of and what are you ready for?

6. Even if you are feeling tired and worn out at this time of year it’s important to keep up some exercise routine. Even if that means some gentle walks or some stretches to keep stiffness at bay, keep your mind and body in shape during the coming weeks.

7. Treat yourself but keep things in moderation. Know your portion sizes and calorie alottment and aim to do your best to keep within these or do some extra exercise so you can afford to indulge a little now and then. Gaining weight can affect mood later on so know your limits.

8. If you are alone this Christmas and finding it tough, reach out to someone. There are ways to maintain connection even if it is through the internet or phone. If you feeling particularly isolated and vulnerable at this time there are helpline volunteer groups such as Alone or The Samaritans.

9. Relax and enjoy the moments that you have now. Tomorrow is a new day and 2021 is around the corner. There are many possibilities ahead.

I hope this helps in some way, let me know if you can. Remember I am on standby to offer wellness coaching, my way of empowering you through lasting mindset change.

Last Orders for my Books and Art Work: (assuming you live in Ireland):

  • Fine Art America Prints (unframed) can be ordered up until December 13th (ships from UK)
  • Fine Art America customised gifts – it is now too late to order if you live in Europe  as these items are processed in USA.
  • Limited Edition Prints and Books – Last order for post within Ireland is December 15th
  • Original Paintngs – For delivery within  Leinster last order is December 18th.

Due to the pandemic I cannot gaurentee deliveries to other locations to arrive before Christmas.

Amber Tree Painting Framed €170

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