Coping With Christmas When You’re Just Not Feeling It

Tis the season to be Jolly, so the well-known carol says. But what if you’re not feeling jolly this Christmas?

Perhaps the thought of all the extra work – especially if it seems to be mostly falling to you –  is pushing your stress buttons and bringing out your inner Grinch.

Or maybe you’re going to be alone this Christmas, or its your first Christmas following a devastating bereavement, or breakup with a loved one.  Or perhaps you or someone close to you is battling illness, has lost their job or is struggling with some other really challenging situation.

Christmas is such an emotionally charged time of year, one where if we are not in the ‘perfect’ situation depicted in so many films and adverts – perfect relationship, family, friends, house etc etc we can feel like we are missing out, not good enough or just going to have a really miserable time.

Whatever is happening to you right now, remember this too will pass.  But, for now, give yourself some grace and let’s have a look at some ways to make things easier on yourself.

If you click on the link below, it will take you to a free guide I created called:

Emotional First Aid for Life’s Difficult Times: 30 Actionable Strategies to Tackle Overwhelm, Reduce Stress and Calm Your Emotions

This guide wasn’t written specifically for Christmas, but the tips I share in it will really help if you are struggling at the moment. Don’t feel you have to do everything I suggest, start by picking one or two ideas to try and then gradually add more as you feel able.

I hope it provides some support and comfort, and that you are able to have as happy a Christmas as possible, and a peaceful new year.

Warmest wishes

Frances x

P.S.  As this year draws to a close, a few of my current clients’ therapy/coaching programmes with me have come to an end which means I have space to begin working with some new clients in January.  If you would like one of them to be you, do book a free 30 minute call with me and we can have a chat and see whether one of my programmes would be a good fit for you. And if you know someone who you think would benefit from working with me, please share the link with them.

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