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Lonely this Christmas - How to cope with the pressure of Christmas

Lonely this Christmas - How to cope with the pressure of Christmas

This week’s episode is all about coping with Christmas! James and Mark look back nostalgically on bygone years, and have musical references aplenty to keep spirits up. They have been inspired by recent guest Chris Anthony, and in the spirit of Christmas, decided to devote this episode to the mantra of ‘being in service to others’ and offer their wellbeing tips for coping with the festive period.

How can you actually switch off, cope with burnout, and set realistic expectations? Many will be feeling the ‘pressure of Christmas’ after another challenging year, and James and Mark are here with their top tips on what you can do to manage expectations and pressure.

We want to wish all our listeners a happy holiday season, and a prosperous new year!

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Show notes

Tip1: 03:00 – Set realistic expectations, add a sense of realism, and create a routine

Tip 2: 09:00 – Set a few hours aside to plan aims for the new year but only if you have had some down time!

Tip 3: 12:49 – Think about the people around you - who might not be looking forward to this period, and what can you do to show them that you care.

IBC - How to succeed with New Year Resolutions - WOOP there it is!

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Article by Larking Gowen

Larking Gowen is a local firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, operating across Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk. The firm's values are centred around service and commitment to our clients, employees and our local community.