Christmas is one HUGE stressor, the Sun once claimed it was more stressful than going through divorce!
It's everything from cost, repetitive festive jingles and pressure, through to the loneliness and feelings of inadequacy when everyone else’s Christmas seems to be so “perfect”. More than at any other time our Christmas experiences are put under the microscope and compared to the ad man’s ideal, we tend to feel frustrated and a bit bah-humbug!
How would you like to have the Christmas of YOUR dreams, as opposed to everyone else’s?.
Major disruptions are a “gotcha” we all experience at one time or another in our lives. We lose our job or get passed over for promotion; a loved one dies, leaves or gets in trouble; a project stalls or gets cancelled. The list, unfortunately, is endless.
For some, the impact of these hard times is overwhelming. Recovery, if it comes at all, can be painfully slow. Others show resilience and are admirably able to glide through these times fairly easily, bouncing back to a normal life again quickly. Resilience—the strength required to adapt to change—acts as our internal compass so we can resourcefully navigate an upset.