|Christmas can be a challenging time for our stress levels and it’s even harder for those of us with mental ill-health.
So many things that are part of our daily routine that we take for granted becomes disrupted by the change of pace in our lives at Christmas time.
Leaving all your preparations for Christmas until the last minute can cause unnecessary stress, but planning ahead can save you time and money. Making lists for jobs to do, presents to buy and groceries you’ll need helps to organise your thoughts. It may not get rid of it completely as we all have different stressed to face I’m sure but the more organised you can get the better you will feel about the festive season.
Shopping online can save you even more money, as well as avoiding the stress and crowds of the Christmas shopping season. Give as You Live provides a price comparison search and donates money to charity when you shop at no extra cost to you, so you can save money on your Christmas shopping and support a good cause at the same time! Some online stores will even deliver as late as Christmas Eve and many offer Click and Collect services. If the expense of Christmas is causing you anxiety, you may find this advice from Money Saving Expert useful.