Christmas blues is definitely a thing – in the US around 14,800 people/month search this term in the last part of the year. So if you’re feeling a bit down about Christmas you are not alone. For people experiencing grief, loss, loneliness or financial hardship Christmas can be difficult. Even if you’re not experiencing these things it can be hard.
How to love yourself … probably the most powerful question we could ever ask ourselves … and for many of us the hardest to answer. It was for me … and for many of the people I work with. You see as a perfectionist with anxious tendencies I’d turned self-criticism into an art form. The journey to loving myself has been a long road – too long in fact – and so to save you some time and trouble here is what I found worked best.