publication date: Nov 30, 2009
author/source: Rasheed Ogunlaru
our finances, family relations and waistlines at Christmas
While it's a season
of good cheer for children
, it often spells tears, stress
break-up and unhappiness
for adults. The secret to a happy Christmas it is
communication and moderation: plan
in advance, avoid
spend, eat and drink in moderation.
The three wise keys of Christmas
Set a budget you can afford and stick to it: don't
give in all the ads, expectation and hype.
Decide who you do and don't want to spend time with
over Christmas and for how long.
Give everyone time and space to plan and to adjust/overcome any disappointment.
- Are times tough? Set a gift truce. Agree not
to buy each other gifts, or only buy for kids.
- Know your limits when it comes to food and drink.
Partying? Have fun but be measured - work and social
relationships can be harmed at Christmas.
Discuss sensitively: tell all concerned what you
will / won't be doing well in advance.
arguments - everyone can be on edge so step back to safer ground.
the hatchet: use this time of peace and goodwill to end feuds and fights.
The silver lining
to the downturn, redundancies and tough times
in 2009 is that thousands of people will turn from spending absurd amounts
of money to spending lots of quality time
with loved ones – and getting their values
, life balance and priorities right
is one of the UK's leading life/business
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