Wives: How To Be Free From Christmas Pressure
–By Oba Samuel
Christmas comes with lots of stress and pressures to families, especially to wives.The pressure at the yuletide can be so overwhelming that some wives often break down after the season and those who don’t breakdown doesn’t really enjoy the merriment of the Christmas. To be free from the stress, do the following:
1.Prepare Ahead-Early preparation is the key to avoiding pressure on a day like Christmas. Don’t wait for the day before you kill or fry your chicken. Kill, boil and fry your chicken and cook your stew a day before Christmas, conclude all your shopping before the day in order to relieve yourself of pressures at Christmas.
- Engage People Around You: In a bid to prepare a classy and sumptuous meal for the special occasion, most wives often over labour themselves by trying to do everything by themselves. Don’t impress people and depress your health.Wisdom demands that you delegate to people around while you keep your eyes on them supervising them to do it right. Your Children and other fun seekers around you can help you bear some of the burdens. Please engage them and it will surprise you how best they will do it.
- Don’t Invite Too Many Guests: Entertaining a large crowd can be killing because different people will come with different request and all this will be directed towards the wife. To avoid too much of workload at Christmas, have a way of reducing the number guest to a sizeable number of people in your house during the yuletide season.Postpone the birthday bash till later in the new year where you will be less stressed.
- Avoid Strength Draining Delicacies: In the spirit of the season, there’s always lots of delicacies in the menu list from house to house. But I will advise you remove Africa’s strength draining food like pounded yam which can warn you out in a bid to make it go round. Note that once people sight pounded yam, they will reject other foods like rice, semovita and others.
- Engage Professionals: To have the pressure of entertaining guests off you at Christmas, engage the services of professional cooks that can cook as many times as you want them and also wash the plates, cutleries, pots and clean the entire kitchen after the whole thing.
Wives, apply all the aforementioned points in order to enjoy the fun of Christmas.
On behalf of dailyfamily.ng, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018 in advance.