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How To Relax During Christmas

Other | Thursday 2nd November 2017 | Miren

To a lot of people, Christmas is one of the most stressful times of the year. Dealing with the dropping temperatures, spending time with extended family members, trying to not put on too much weight, I could go on.

If you are lucky enough to work somewhere that closes over the festive season then you can have two weeks of relaxation. But how do you relax when shopping centres are packed, online orders must be made in time and Tesco has no turkeys left?

DON’T ATTEMPT TO HOST CHRISTMAS YOURSELF- GO TO YOUR PARENT’S HOUSE

You won’t have to worry about cooking vegetables and getting a turkey on time. Most probably there will be an endless supply of free alcohol, even if it is mulled wine, it will do the trick. Plus no one is too old for presents, let them pamper you. Washing up is no great fee to show your gratitude. The only negative is that you will probably have to be around your extended family, and no one wants an awkward 45-minute conversation with their great-uncle who they haven’t seen for 18 years.

ORDER ONLINE

Plan ahead, make the most out of next-day delivery nice and early before the rush starts. Also, mentally prepare yourself that the items you buy will most definitely be reduced in the Boxing Day Sales. If you can stall present buying until then you will definitely be stress-free. If not, take a deep breath. However, make the most of these sales by being super prepared and buying next years’ Christmas presents early.

DON’T WORRY ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT

Eat as much as you like, you can worry about losing the weight in January (gyms have the best deals then anyway). Filling your stomach guilt-free is a big part of the Christmas tradition. After all, you can experience a high rate of relaxation when you lay on the sofa in your food coma.

That’s all folks. Allow yourself to get caught up in the festive season this year and follow these three simple steps.  

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