posted on October 28, 2013 14:59 by
Is this going to be the last Christmas where you spend months working, then cooking, cleaning, planning, stressing and shopping and recognise it is a madness called status anxiety? This very compulsive dangerous activity is connected to status, misery and pattern behaviour, which leaves most of us in debt for months just because we choose to over spend for one day.
We have to remember what Christmas is all about and not get bogged down and depressed because in reality we cannot afford any of it. Real happiness is all about attainable aspiration, getting what you want for less, leaving all your hard earned cash to get you what you need.
So here is a top tip for looking amazing on Christmas day without having to hit the High Street last minute for a little something sparkly to wear on the big day. Hold a clothes swap party at home and tell your friends to bring something they have hidden in their closet which they purchased for a party but never had the confidence to wear. You will be amazed at what turns up and chances are you will find a brand new look without having to spend a single penny.
Stop shopping and start swapping with friends and family what you already have stored away unused from last year. It could be new clothes with tickets still on in closets or unused unwanted gifts from last year, compulsive purchases you made but never really needed and find things you can use as presents this year! Keep repeating this trigger to remind you how stupid Christmas shopping is when you cannot really afford it;
Buy new and the joke is on you!