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Surviving the silly season

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Posted by The RSVP Team on

The silly season is in full swing. It's all about Christmas parties, end of year drinks and a string of celebrations combined with family commitments, serious shopping lists to get through and that nagging need to get lingering jobs done before Christmas...

December is the best time of year for socialising - there are loads of opportunities to get out there and meet new people. People are feeling festive. The warm weather and buzzing streets brings fun and interesting date options that soak up the balmy evenings and endless hours of sunlight.

But with all the excitement and anticipation of a new year, it's easy to get caught up in the festivities - partying and pushing yourself a little too hard while still trying to get everything done before the year draws to a close. We've all done it. Burning the candle at both ends...you then end up exhausted or worse, not feeling 100% by the time the holidays hit.

It's important to make the most of this time of year while also taking care of yourself so you're fighting fit for the holidays and start of 2014.

Here are RSVP's top three tips for embracing the silly season while looking after yourself this December:

1. Get organised
Make a list of things you need to do before Christmas and work out what is most important to you. Is it finishing up a work project, making that appointment to see the dentist (you know the one you have been procrastinating over all year), doing your Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve? Make sure you allow enough time in your schedule to get these things done without causing you last minute stress. Remember Christmas shopping with a hangover is nobody's idea of fun!

2. Keep Moving
What sounds more appealing - a drink after work or a session at the gym? We know it's tempting but try not to forgo all your regular exercise routines. If your diary is looking particularly full up until Christmas, perhaps consider working out before work so you can still enjoy social opportunities in the evening while getting your endorphin fix earlier in the day.

3. Get involved
Take advantage of the parties and get involved. Push yourself beyond your comfort zone and introduce yourself to new people when you're out and about. If you want to meet someone, there is no point spending the entire party with your longstanding friends, approach someone new. Most people are feeling sociable at this time of year, so strike up a conversation.

The RSVP Team

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canberrajenniferj
canberrajenniferj
Musicman,

Beautiful thought...''find solace in yourself......".

Croquet Man,

I agree with Euro.......
your respect, and, admiration for women,
runs deep.......a rarity !

A delightful man, has asked me, this very day,
do I live in my head........?

I replied, ''this just in, perhaps, we all do !"

CJ. "head out on the highway.......".
EuroFemme
EuroFemme
...and CT...thank you for the compliment...and I do believe you are too much of a gentleman to try to put any woman down ...either by word or deed...good for you...others should take note..
EuroFemme
EuroFemme
CT,

All women have a secret weapon..hehe .....I am imbibing my favourite champagne whilst cooking...no one said it had to be all hard work in the ktichen......cheers all.. hickup ...oh sh..t..sh...t .forgot the cake in the oven...
makeyourownmusic
makeyourownmusic
Nah ......All you guys have it wrong.
The real joy in xmas shopping is to snarl and fight the opposition to get to those half price limited edition place mats that everyone else has already thrown out.
....."A bargain is a bargain whether you need it or not"

..........Have a beaut day all and find solace in yourself as the special individuals that we all are xxxx
EuroFemme
EuroFemme
AGD,

Too bad AGD ....you were the warm up ....so I would have been gentle....
Must get going...have a whole lot of cooking to do....have avoided the shops most of the year...let alone now when all the crazy people are out...they forget they can get almost everything at half price the next day

Have a wonderful, Xmas all....
CroquetTragic
CroquetTragic
LLTD,
I hope you made it boxing day to rename it on the flyers "Pillow Fight" day. Oh what a day it will be to come and watch the feathers fly.
Sydney, even though I can see nothing I would like better than to be knocked out by you as you are such a knock out, but I do not think it will happen. Unless you have some secret weapon, I am using down, to get you down, so be warned.
AGREATDATE
AGREATDATE
EuroFemme, A drink battle was intended with the champagne flute, nothing harmful or hurtful in anyway. So which do you prefer the red or the blue corner?
AGREATDATE
AGREATDATE
EuroFemme, you can knock yourself out over the festive season, a champagne flute much better than a pillow. Everyone enjoy yourselves and have agreatday on Xmas Day.
CroquetTragic
CroquetTragic
LLTD,
So you won't need the T shirt I saw today, "Santa, please Santa, I can explain"
Lect46
Lect46
Crikey..... did everyone forget to buy their gifts and foods or do the shopping centers swell this time of year because they all have no idea until the end ?????

What is it with the last 3 days til Christmas and all those who must do the last minute shop. I'm just there as usual each week and this week brings insane parking problems and overcrowded checkouts. Or you can cue up to check yourself out and do their jobs for them saving them staff paychecks.

And they play that piped christmas music over the speakers that makes you want to leave quicker.
Buy your gifts in July and stock up on booze , invest in a deep freezer and prepare yourself for the onslaught to avoid these last week hassles.

Rampant consumerism gone mad with much waste at the end.

Each year nothing changes other than our credit limits.

pass..................... beer please!!
LadyLikesToDance
LadyLikesToDance
MsEuro,
You and AR have top billing, and I've already sold the first batch of ringside tickets.

Reckon i'll be on AGD's side, he is after all a relative new comer to blogging, tis only fair.

We don't wanna scare em off to quickly, besides, he's brought the picnic basket!!!!

I've got the blankie, hot pink :)
EuroFemme
EuroFemme
CT,

A pillow fighting championship? .. On Pitt Street..right in the middle of the shopping precinct?...that would be fun.....I volunteer a pillow fight with AGD... after I have knocked him out your'e next CT...
LadyLikesToDance
LadyLikesToDance
Ahh modern capitalism, has stripped many of authenticity, forced to accept a faux meaning through consumption - to carve out a bogus facsimile of "satisfaction" through the acquisition of value-less ad-fluffed goods.

So come March, I will be up close and personal with Jagger, singing, "I can't get no satisfaction".

I've been a gud gurl. Thank you Santa.



CT, I'm selling ring side tickets for the pillow fighting Championships...should be an Olympic event, me thinks.
LadyLikesToDance
LadyLikesToDance
AGD,

Wait up.
I've got the glasses and champers chilled along with the riesling, and sav blanc for the snobs.

The trusty potato juice in the freezer; pours thickly like olive oil, we should, pool our resources.



This is just a dress rehearsal for us who are of the Orthodox faith and follow the old Julian calendar, xmas is Jan 6.
Twice the fun, two NYE's hehehehe....let's party people, open your hearts and smile, it suits you.

All the bestest to all my blogging mates, seasons greetings xxx
AGREATDATE
AGREATDATE
LLTD they think they are getting a bargain, whatever that equals in the small mindness. Anyone seen camping outside a department store at 5.00am on Boxing Day needs a head examination, right away! Has anyone sent EuroFemme a Beatles cd, and MYOM, Willie Nelson, ok if that floatsyourboat, maybe it gets you line honours. CT leaders are the ones that get car spots not followers, people taking short cuts always fool you. Cheers to you all as I hear the siren calls of the fish markets and have prawns, oysters and lobsters to haul in for the big day.
CroquetTragic
CroquetTragic
Beachy,
Don't ya just hate it when you find the shopper you followed was just taking a short cut through the car park because they live next to it.

Sydney and LLTD,
Do you think we could get AR down to those stores and organise Sydney's (as in city of Sydney) 1st pillow fighting championships.
That will knock the emptiness, or is it stuffing to create the emptiness, I can't work it out, out of them.

The whole world is mad my dear, except for thee and me, and even thee is a little queer.
EuroFemme
EuroFemme
Retail therapy...a case of the therapy being worse than the disease ...what is the disease?..emptiness of some sort...I dont understand it but it is so sad really...
beachgirll59
beachgirll59
Once again, we find ourselves enmeshed in the holiday season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the shops.
We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge with a trolley. Then we follow him or her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.
Wishing you all a very happy, safe and Merry Christmas and a successful and prosperous New Year!!
Beachy :)
LadyLikesToDance
LadyLikesToDance
Ms Euro,

"I watch it on the News...people stepping over each other, tug a wars with other shoppers for 'things' ....what an awful scene...surviving the silly season is surely about keeping your sanity when everyone else is losing theirs...."

Ahh yes how spiritually deep, retail therapy to mask all those negative emotions people have been swallowing for years.
EuroFemme
EuroFemme
A Great Yuletide to you Mr Music too and to all.....just love the last minute Xmas shopping dont you......people rushing around, obsessed, you would think the end of the world is nigh... stocking up on food, booze.....geez the shops will only be shut on Xmas day and then we can take our matresses and pillows and sleep outside Myers or DJs to be the first in for sheer shopping craziness.....has anyone done that? I watch it on the News...people stepping over each other, tug a wars with other shoppers for 'things' ....what an awful scene...surviving the silly season is surely about keeping your sanity when everyone else is losing theirs....

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