As the juggernaut of Christmas starts to jack knife across the highway of our blood pressure, are you finding yourself both shaken and stirred? All is calm and bright right now but the slow build is like scaling a white-knuckle ride complete with cynically timed rattles and clunks before you top the vertiginous peak and then whoosh – it’s hold on to your life, wallet and liver.
Or maybe you are one of those roller coaster riders who likes to wave their hands in the air as if to say to the Grim Reaper, “I surrender and go willingly”; in which case you’re on your own. Eau de Anxiety and Tension Truffles will be on your Dear Santa list whether you like or not.
For as much as you’d like to channel the glam of Nigella or the down home cosiness of Martha Stewart, you know in reality the author of your Christmas film/story is Tim Burton meets Poe. So here’s a little salve that even Estee Lauder can’t deliver this year to ease those frowns and robin’s feet around the eyes; all the reasons why you should not sweat the small stuff – and as you personal development divas and dudes know (come on it’s panto season – let’s say it together) – it’s all small stuff!!!
Here are 10 things you don’t need to worry about this month and beyond:
1. Pre-preparing – Let go of control. We can control a lot less in life than we think we can. Relinquish the need to plan life to the finest detail and thus setting yourself up for upset when reality and relatives don’t live up. It’s all a mystery and therein lies the magic. Enjoy the ride.
2. Turkeys – Fear of failure. We all fail. No one has a 100% success rate. It’s called living and trying things, experiencing life, being your potential, taking a risk, having a go and learning. Do you only play to win? What if it was a learning curve that guaranteed a life well lived? Play your hand.
3. “I want what he/she has got” – Compare and despair. When you unfavorably compare your life with others you will lose 100% of the time. Be grateful for what you have, honour your own journey. You’ve no idea what goes on behind the scenes in someone else’s life.
4. The Present – If you are feeling sadness you are thinking or …read more
Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Tec