I gave a talk today at a local WI in Cornwall
Here were my summary Tips
Ideas to make Christmas a happier time
Easier food preparation ‘ mix and match’ freshly and convenience food
Consider buying online to save time (get someone to show you if unsure)
Social / Behaviour
Say no sometimes to social gatherings when you want to (the power of ‘no’)
Try and avoid gossip about family
Try to avoid going back to traditional family roles when families are together for long periods of time (We all do it!)
Watch TV programmes that make you feel good (record them)
Accept invitations if you are stuck for things to do (you never know, might be fun and add to variety of the holidays). Step out of your Comfort Zone!
Giving back/ loneliness-
1/ Penzance Foodbank (Tescos Penzance)
2/ Charity work – local Xmas meal for homeless, food for homeless all year round.
Organised through The Breakfast Project, based at Breadline, Bread Street Penzance.
David Smith (Churches Working Together) has information about the Xmas Meal For The Homeless Telephone 01736 719432
The Giving Shop , Penzance has lots of information about Local Churches Working Together charity projects for the Homeless (located next to Iceland, Wharfside Shopping Centre, PZ) . Telephone 01736 448131
3/ Fareshare – fighting hunger, redistributing surplus food to more than 1,000 charities in the UK . www.fareshare.org.uk
I hope you have a happier Xmas!