Learn to start saying no. NO to seeing toxic relatives when possible (or at least reduce the visit time), NO to the third mince pie when you know you’re almost bursting and NO to taking on extra unpaid work, because you think you should, although you are exhausted and just about getting through the day. Although it’s not always easy, let go of guilt of what others think or don’t, if your body is screaming to stop and rest.
And most of all, enjoy what Christmas and festivities have to bring. It’s about getting together, reconnecting to people and having a joyful time. So if food is a big issue for you, try to focus on the activities, the people and the connections and make sure you enjoy yourself!
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