Christmas is SO close and the blogger world is full of all things happy and christmassy and I have been loving reading everyone’s blogs. But I have decided to upload a more serious post. I did something similar last year so you can call this the part 2 of my “things to remember around Christmas time”. I decided to write this because Christmas isn’t always happy and smiles as people think.
NOT EVERYONE CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS
Please remember this. Lots of people do not celebrate Christmas for lots of different reasons, down to religious and just personal preference. This is fine. If someone tells you that they do not celebrate, do not question that, it is rude. Also, do not ask them questions like “do you like Christmas”, that is also rude. Also just because they do not celebrate, this does not mean that they hate Christmas or want to ban it. So please ignore The Sun and The Daily Mail or what your racist cousin is sharing on FB….
SOME PEOPLE DO NOT ENJOY CHRISTMAS
Enough about not celebrating, some people celebrate but dislike Christmas due to past experiences, stress and bad memories so please bare that in mind around this time or the year, people will be struggling to stay positive and that is not always easy. If you see someone looking miserable, think about what they are going through. Also, try not to shove Christmas down people’s throats as it can be very overwhelming.
BE KIND TO THE HOMELESS
It only takes a small amount of your time and a small amount of money out of your pocket to help the homeless this Christmas. Homeless people are human, they are sad, probably lonely, likely to be struggling and it is Christmas. So please be kind and help them anyway you can. Previously my family have put together little gifts in a box for a homeless charity and this is a great way to help them around the Christmas Period.
LOOK AFTER YOUR PETS
I wrote a blog post last year called ‘Looking after your fur babies this Christmas’ so I am only going to talk a little about this. This year will be Coda’s first Christmas and we have had to make some sacrifices because of this, 10 days until Christmas and we still haven’t put our tree up, I am not sure if we even will. But we have a puppy to look after, and that is better. Be careful as decorations can be very dangerous, as well as certain foods such as nuts, mints, alcohol, popcorn and more. Looking after your pets also means buying them lots of presents because why not?
REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR MEDS AND LOOK AFTER YOUR BODY
If you find yourself distracted, having fun and being busy, you can easily forget to take your medication. I am so guilty of this. Set timers on your phone as a way to remind yourself to take your medication as it is so important. Make sure to look after yourself. Make sure to look after your body. But…
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR BODY
Please do not worry about how much food you are eating. I know you’re going to think this is absolutely ridiculous coming from a girl with the fastest metabolism ever, who’s not got any ‘fat’ on them BUT please do not worry. It is Christmas, you are aloud to eat loads of chocolate and junk food. I know I am going to need many fillings in my teeth next year haha!
DO NOT STRESS ABOUT SPENDING MONEY
It is Christmas, of course you are going to spend money. Do not be surprised when you check your bank after a shopping spree of spending money( I am sure we have all seen the memes). Money WILL come out of your bank and that is okay. What is also okay is not being able to spend loads of money on presents. It is not worth stressing yourself out and getting into debt and becoming very sad. Be careful.
Has this been a post you want to read 10 days before Christmas? Probably not but I think these are all very important to remember. Please look after yourselves and everyone else around you this Christmas