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INspiredGuide Of Peace

So you are hosting this years Xmas celebrations  for family and friends.Well Done!  But What you really wish for Xmas is the INspiredGuide of peace among your guests.

To be real, not all  Xmas’ go according to plan. But with family around everyone can help do their fair share.

It takes experience, wisdom and patience to achieve the ultimate Xmas.

For the first time I decided to include 140 characters if you want a quick read.

Let’s Begin:

1. PEACEFUL PLANNING: Do a  food, gifts, sitting arrangements and anything else list. How many people are coming? Avoid the last-minute. Delegate making sure everyone is on the same page.

If  You  need  ME time take time out. Hand over to someone else.Be realistic don’t be too disappointed if things don’t turn out well. It’s important to be flexible on the day. Things can change but be prepared to adapt.

2. PEACEFUL ORGANISING:  Life is time. Use it wisely. Approximately what time is dinner and stick to it. Include everybody preference if you can.

Have a note-book or visible board with the names of what everyone is doing. For instance, Aunt Pam is responsible for sitting arrangements. She may want to make sure everyone  feels comfortable with the sitting.

3. PEACEFUL CONNECTION: Dont forget to connect and engage in fun and meaningful things. Do they like games? What TV programmes do they want to watch-avoid disagreements . This is where stress can creep in.

Sort out any signs of bad blood before it happens. For instance may be Uncle Joe does not get on with cousin Jemima. Know beforehand what  is likely to make sparks fly. Avoid it and nip in the bud.

4.PEACEFUL XMAS: This is the reason you are spending Xmas together. Do they want to sing carols, dance, go to church or pray? Make a choice between traditional/nontraditional Xmas. Dont stray too far from tradition or you could experience a backlash.  Connect to with your InspiredGuide for answers. If you decide to change the format.

Most importantly everyone wants  to enjoy the joy and laughter. For instance, you could ask everyone to explain what this Xmas means to them. Story telling is powerful. Enjoy it.

5.PEACEFUL SAFETY: Avoid chaos and danger. Be vigilant of grey areas. Dont leave the oven on when it should have been off. If you burn something open the window. Put a bowl of water in the room it helps to get rid of the smell. It’s the time of the year when someone is likely to overeat or get drunk. This could cause stress.

Have painkillers, coffee and enough water  available. You can take some home treats like ginger for tummy upset. Remember  kids and older folks are prone to accidents.For Instance, wipe the floor immediately if it is wet. Take the kids out for a walk-they can get restless .

In Conclusion, Xmas comes one a year and should be fun and peaceful. But high expectation can take over. The odd fall out can be amended even if its about a wrong gift. Try to make light of it.  There is a  30 day exchange and refund policy:-) Use It!

Happy INspiredGuide Peace at Xmas.

Thanks for stopping by!


Maureen A Opene

INspiredGuide Career Coach.

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