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How to Steer Clear of Panic During the Christmas Countdown

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This time of year always brings about an air of excitement and slight panic alongside it. There are so many preparations to make, no child quite understand how parents manage to do it. When Christmas is just around the corner family admin is at an all time high, from present shopping to family dinners there is always so much to prepare. It’s time to take a deep breath and realise that Christmas should be embraced and enjoyed without any mad dashes or meltdowns. Consider these useful ideas and you will be able to steer clear of panic during the Christmas countdown.

Save Money on Your Christmas Shopping

Every parent has a mild freak out when they come to discover how much your child’s Christmas list adds up to. You obviously want to make them happy and see their smiling face as they open up the gift they have always wanted, but you don’t want to have to remortgage your house. Panic not because has a whole host of offers, from Playmobil to Lego. Get your presents at a discounted price and you will be able to save a lot of money this festive season.

Get Organised Right Now

Instead of waiting until Christmas Eve to wrap your presents or plan out your turkey dinner it’s time to get it done right now. Spend an afternoon with your other half or family members and decide what you’re going to eat on the big day as well as when you are going to put the finishing touches to the Christmas preparations. Your mind will soon feel at ease when you know you are completely organised.

Lower Your Expectations and Reduce the Pressure

Every parent wants their family to have the perfect day, but you need to stop putting pressure on yourself to be perfect. Your kids will start to sense that you’re tense and they won’t be able to enjoy the day as much. By lowering your expectations you will be able to reduce the pressure and be able to enjoy the day even more.

Make Memories and Enjoy the Moment

Making memories and starting new traditions at Christmas is what it’s all about. Try to live in the moment rather than hiding behind your smartphone all day checking out what your friends kids all got for Christmas. Watch the moment that your child opens up that first present or sees the half eaten carrot from Rudolf. These are the memories that will stay in your mind forever so make them special and enjoy every second.

It’s very easy to go into sudden panic mode when the festive season begins, but try to start relaxing a little bit more. Don’t worry about blowing your budget or making everything pristinely perfect; you and your family are set to have a magical day as long as you allow everything to happen naturally. From organising the dinner ahead of time to wrapping your presents with days to spare you are going to have a memorable and marvellous Christmas with all of your loved ones this year.


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