It's the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song says. And if that's true for you then you can be sure to enjoy the magic of the Christmas season. Sadly, many people are unable to enjoy the holiday season for a variety of reasons. Increasingly the cost of Christmas is becoming overwhelming for many, both financially and in terms of mental and physical health. Have you ever considered what makes Christmas special for you? Is it the hangover, or maybe the bloated feeling after the 8000 calories we are estimated to binge through on the day? It surely isn't the January credit card bills? The financial and body weight cost of the festive blow-out can take until Easter to get rid of!
There is no need to give in to the advertising pressure and spend money you don't have on things nobody needs or indeed truly wants. If you want some tips on cutting back on the over-indulgence and putting some of the magic into a truly memorable Christmas (memorable for the right reasons!) have a look at this web site You could also take some time to think about what really makes you and your family happy - and plan more of it for the holiday period. Quality time together, a walk on the beach with the dog or whatever brings peace and goodwill to you. An ideal gift could well be a copy of Brian Colbert's excellent book "The Happiness Habit" which gives practical guidelines for identifying what is really important in your life and installing more and more of it into your daily routine. A session with an accredited NLP coach or therapist will help you significantly and speedily understand your values, get rid of what holds you back, and experience some genuine peace and goodwill, not just at Christmas, but for life.
Have a Merry Christmas by all means, but above all, have a Happy Christmas.