Spending time together over the holiday period can be very stressful. According to statistics 62% of people found that they would describe their stress levels as ‘very or somewhat’ elevated over the holiday period. Perhaps because we are trying to make the holidays as perfect as they can be, without thinking instead about spending quality time together. In fact, the media tells us that divorce rates are elevated during January as couples are looking for a fresh start after spending so much time together over the holidays. Whatever the statistics, elevated stress levels can cause real heartache and it’s not just felt by adults, it can also impact our children.
Happy New Year to you all!
What are your plans for 2018?
Do you make New Year resolutions?
I used to but I never stuck to them to be honest. In fact, why make unrealistic promises that always get broken?
“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” Albert Einstein
Did you see the recent snow?
Wasn’t it brilliant? Or was it annoying? Cold? Did it get in the way of plans?
Today, I will mostly be doing nothing. Well I will eat, make the odd cup of tea and complete a few household chores but apart from that, I will do nothing and actually that’s ok. Normally, I am so busy that having half an hour to myself is sacred so a whole day! Well, that is unheard of but here I am, starting to do nothing and it’s bliss and actually, quite important and here are 5 reasons why: