Christmas Stresses 1: Shopping & Cards
Featuring an 'Advent Calendar' of festive stresses which will be opened, unpicked and resolved for a happier, healthier Christmas! 1: Writing cards and hunting for presents.
Over the next four weeks Gillian Russell and the Personal Best team will be featuring an "Advent Calendar" of festive stresses which will be opened, unpicked and resolved for a happier, healthier Christmas! This week: present-shopping and card-writing.
Mum of two Fiona Pagett talks about the desire to be super-organised versus the reality of being a last-minute shopper and the stresses that brings each year.
Life coach and author Jackee Holder explains why we get caught up in habit and obligation at this time of year and how we can recapture the essence of what giving and receiving should be about.
Christine Frith, whose company operates a professional gift buying service, shares ideas of how we can put the pleasure back into Christmas shopping.
Card-lover Jackee Holder explains how she switched from being someone who dashed Christmas cards off at the last minute to someone who loves the whole experience of writing and sending them ... and why it's important not to lose sight of the fact that we're primarily sending them to connect with others.
Fiona and Christine explore other methods of keeping in contact at Christmas - phone call, visit, text message - and whether it's ok in the 21st century to use social media for our festive greetings.