Surround yourself with people who make you feel good, who appreciate you and accept you as you are, warts and all! We often adopt a different persona to suit who we are going to be spending time with adapting ourselves to meet their expectations – putting on a mask. This may be a necessity in business but shouldn’t impact on our personal life. Be yourself, anyone who can’t accept that is someone to avoid.
Christmas can be particularly fraught with trying to find gifts for people, often at the last minute. Should it really be about stocking up with food as if there was rationing about to take place! Should it be about spending as much as you can on presents for people who really have everything already or the capacity to buy these?
Years ago children were content with an orange and a few nuts or a small toy – obviously we don’t want to go back to those times, but for many children even today that would be an amazing thing.