Twelve Tips for Surviving the Silly Season:

Below are some points to reflect on and suggested actions to help you with challenging situations. The festive season often brings us many opportunities to practice being calm and present, however, these apply all year round too.


  • We are all doing the best we can with what we have got
  • Everyone sees the world through their life’s experiences
  • Nothing is every personal
  • It is not compulsory to take part in the drama.
  • Will it matter in an hour, a day or a week?
  • You don’t always have to be right.
  • Your response or reaction is the only thing that you can control.
  • Don’t judge another until you have walked two moons in their moccasins.
  • Take a deep breath, inhale love, exhale negative thoughts.
  • Smile.
  • Give yourself a hug or pat on the back (real or imaginary).
  • Acknowledge and congratulate all aspects of yourself, your trials and triumph – it’s all okay, you are the best you in the whole universe.

Please share your experiences and any tips you have via email.