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08 December 2022

Calm Christmas: 5 ways to overcome festive stress

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Calm Christmas: 5 ways to overcome festive stress

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It's meant to be the most wonderful time of the year, but as many as 1 in 4 of us say that we actually find Christmas the most challenging period.

Professedly a chance to recharge our batteries, the pressures of the festive season can instead often feel like an endurance test. Whether it’s the present buying, the cooking, the commitment to spend time with friends and family, or the office party, Christmas time can be physically and mentally exhausting and, in some cases, can even lead to burnout.

So here's 5 tips for avoiding burnout and stress over the festive season:

Keeping well this Christmas

The Bank Workers Charity (BWC) 'Countdown to Christmas' calendar is packed with daily actions to help us prioritise our wellbeing by staying connected with loved ones, taking the time out to relax and practice self-care, manage feelings of stress and anxiety, and much more.

Use the BWC calendar in the run up to Christmas, and put self-care at the top of your to-do list.

BWC Christmas Calendar 2022
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December opening hours

BWC will be open as usual over the festive period. If you’d like to speak with an adviser, you can call their free and confidential Helpline on 0800 0234 834 or head over to the website to use Live Chat. They’re available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm (except bank holidays).

If you need to talk to someone during the times BWC are closed, you can call the Samaritans for free at any time on 116 123.

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