Tip 19 on our countdown to a stress free Christmas is really simple: get some rest!
Throughout December we will be offering up advice on how to enjoy a stress free Christmas!
You can catch up on all 21 tips for your stress free Christmas on our website.
Get some rest
Christmas offers up a perfect storm of late nights and early starts. Which means getting a good night’s sleep can be almost impossible.
In the build-up to Christmas we tend to run around like headless chickens in an attempt to get everything done in time.
We are up early to avoid the queues at the shops or trying to calm down over-excited children. We then spend late nights getting decorations down from the loft and writing Christmas cards.
The Christmas holidays then become a series of late nights and early starts, especially if you have kids with boundless reserves of energy. Sleep often gets forgotten about, leaving us exhausted and in need of another holiday to get over Christmas.
Missing out on even a few hours’ sleep can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health.
Making sure that we get enough shut eye is important at any time of the year but particularly so when we are busy with trips to see family or hosting friends over the holidays.