A Relaxing Christmas

We know it’s not quite December, but I bet most of you have given at least a passing thought to Christmas.

This year, here at Freshbinz we’re trying to be ultra-organised. We won’t pretend we’ve wrapped all the presents or written all the cards, but we’re well on the way, and feeling quite proud of ourselves.

The one thing that we have organised is our Christmas holiday. Normally we work right up until the end of Christmas Eve and start work again before the cold turkey has even been finished. But it’s been a very busy year for us, and so for once, we’ve decided to give ourselves a proper break.

We will be finishing work on 23rd December and not returning to the office or trucks until 9th January. We thought long and hard about this step but decided it was the right thing for us. We need to recharge our batteries and have a proper rest. We’ve also been looking at how we can make Christmas a more restful time and not the mad rush it often becomes.

With that in mind, we’ve come up with a few tips to make the Christmas season enjoyable, a time spent with family or friends without the unnecessary stress we’re all guilty of putting on ourselves.

Have a lie in, it’s a simple pleasure that most of us don’t often get the chance to do. Make yourself a cup of tea and take it back to bed to read or watch the news.

Don’t set yourself a superhuman task of creating the Christmas lunch with the most possible elements, it’s just a roast after all. Or if it suits you, don’t have a roast at all, just spend the day snacking, hey! It’s Christmas you’re allowed to eat crisps and chocolate all day.

Don’t feel you have to compete with the social whirl. It’s great to see family and friends, but you don’t have to accept every single invitation (unless you want to).

Sometimes it’s great to just sit with the lights down low, favourite tipple in hand, good film on the TV, and just admire the glow of your Christmas tree lights.

On the subject of Christmas trees, if you don’t want one, don’t bother, don’t feel the need to conform, do what suits you and your family. After all, that’s what Christmas should be all about.

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