Do you feel a palpable build up in the weeks before Christmas? We often find it gets busier: meetings, catch-up coffees, deadlines, "I need to talk" phone calls. And then there's the personal stuff: shopping for presents, getting the car serviced, sorting out holidays, family gatherings, friend gatherings. While it's supposed to be a time of celebration and joy, many people also experience pressure and stress. So here are six tips to help you stress less, and slide into the season with a clear mind.
1. Don't catch the deadline virus: Before you add something to your to-do list at this time of year, ask yourself why it must be done before Christmas. If there is no good answer, leave it until next year when you have fresh energy and renewed focus.