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Christmas is great isn’t it? Well, at least that is what everyone tells you! Actually though, the underlying thing is that everyone gets a little bit stressed, everyone worries about how they’re going to find enough money to afford it and everyone stresses over what they’re going to wear. Remember, the festive season is to be enjoyed and you deserve a nice Christmas.
It is easy to get wrapped up in how everyone else celebrates the festive season and feel as though you’re not doing good enough. You and the people that are celebrating with you are the only people who matter, so concentrate on that.
This time of year is a really good opportunity to remind yourself that social media is only people’s highlights. They’re not going to Instagram their raw turkey or the presents they haven’t yet had time to wrap. So while it might seem all sparkle and tinsel online, remember that behind the scenes it might not be like that.
It is really easy to get stressed about not doing, or buying, enough. However, you literally can only do what you’re able to do. It sounds corny but it really is about presence and not presents. If you’re unable to spend hundreds of pounds on presents or posh food that is perfectly okay.
We feel such pressure to look like a giant Christmas bauble in our brand new Christmas party purchase. However, it is perfectly acceptable to wear something you already own, or something that isn’t a dress. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and wear something that you like.
If you don’t feel like going out to a big Christmas party why not have your own? You can ask everyone to bring a little something with them, play some Christmas music in the background and have a lovely catch up. It will leave you feeling all festive, without the massive dent in your bank balance.
If you are spending Christmas alone then make sure you check out the #joinin hashtag on Twitter. This was started by comedian Sara Millican and every year thousands of people tweet their stories of how they are spending the day alone, and there’s support from others too! It is honestly one of the most heart warming twitter trends I have seen.
Remind yourself that you are worthy of a nice time this festive season. You deserve to enjoy yourself, so let yourself do so.