You’re smart and intelligent, you’ve got a degree, maybe even masters or an MBA and your career is going brilliantly. People love you at work, you’re engaging, clever, and you’ve been promoted quickly. You get plenty of attention, and when you’ve had the time you even tried dating. Perhaps you even went long term with a relationship with someone you met at university or at work, but somehow you’re still not in that committed relationship you’d like to have.
It’s December 28th and you’re contemplating your news years outfit, but that third mince pie, and the midnight turkey and stuffing sandwich are making themselves evident. If you’re clothes have stretch marks, you’re dreading going back to work, and you’re still single, it’s time for a change in 2018. Let’s face it, we all feel the sense to some degree of a new year looming that brings the big life questions into focus.
Giving gifts improves relationships, but it’s important to remember that a true gift is given without obligation to the recipient. Gifts are wonderful when they are given unconditionally, with love and from the heart. The important thing is that the receiver feels the love primarily because the giver is focusing their attention and care on them. Is the festive season joyful, or do you feel pressure about finding the perfect gifts?