Christmas Stress Survival!

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Here we are again, another Christmas, they seem to come around quicker as you get older!!!…..Everyone is busy, credit cards are out, car parks jammed and bit by bit the blood pressure goes up!!  Christmas is a very important event for most people, but somehow it seems stressful rather than enjoyable.

So how do we survive the rocky road to Christmas and actually arrive in one piece ready to enjoy the day?  Well here are a few things you could do:-

Ask for help

This time of year is not the time to be a martyr, don’t be proud, get a receptionist/cleaner to get you through the busy time.  Someone who can clean up behind you in between eyelash extension clients and prepare the space for the next client.  If you are back to back, which you no doubt will be, trying to sort out clients as they arrive, spend a moment with them before they go and have a chance to do some retailing, cleaning up your room will hold you back.  You could put a call into an agency and get a temp….you will easily make up the cost of the temp with extra retailing and doing more treatments!!!

Have to’s and should’s!

How often do the words, ‘I have to’ , or ‘I should’ come up in a day?  When you say these words, it often implies that you are going to do something that you don’t really want to do, something that is in the way and to be got over and something that you ‘ought’ to do!   Try using the word ‘could’ instead of should, somehow psychologically it instantly implies that you have a choice….You might think ‘I should go and get an extra tin of biscuits for christmas day’, try I could go and get an extra tin of biscuits for christmas day’….You never know, you might choose not to battle with crowds and have a bit of time for yourself instead!!!

So what sort of year have you had?  Good, bad or indifferent?  We would love to hear your stories and what else we could do for you….As we say ‘Ask for help’ and you never know you might get it!!!  If you don’t ask, you most certainly will not get, so please let us know what you need!

Have a great Christmas.

Love and best wishes

Alison

 

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