1 Challenge Your Assumptions About Christmas Stress

2 Use Visualisations to Help Beat Christmas Stress

3   Practise “In the Moment” Strategies for Managing Christmas Stress

1. Remove yourself from the stressful situation for a minute or two if you can. 2. Soften your shoulders. 3. Soften your jaw and face.

4. Take a very deep, slow breath in for around 5 seconds. Make sure your breathe all the way into your belly. 5. Breath out very slowly for 5-7 seconds. 6. Repeat two more slow, deep breaths.

7. Remember that all feelings pass. 8. Take a minute to notice your sensory surroundings: What can you feel on your skin? What can you see? What can you hear?

4 Simplify Your Usual Holiday Plans