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Home Living : December 21st 2010
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1 HOMELIVING Stay on top of Christmas A prominent Australian psychologist has warned that festive shopping can wreak havoc on your mental and emotional health, and has devised her top tips for combating stress. Psychologist and media personality, Jo Lamble says facing busy shopping centres can be stressful. ''Those Christmas crowds can be overwhelming. Most of us would do anything we can to avoid the shops in December,'' Ms Lamble said. To help combat the Christmas crunch, Jo shares her best stress- lowering strategies: Have healthy expectations Lower your expectations. The day will not be perfect, things will go wrong and someone will probably get upset. Make a secret list of predictions of all the things that can go wrong and quietly count how many of your predictions come true. Start Making Lists Make a list of presents to buy and jobs to be done. Once it's on a list, it's easier to put out of your mind. Gather Junk Mail While those catalogues and brochures can be annoying, they can really come in handy. They're a great source of inspiration that can help you decide what to buy your nieces and nephews and the distant relatives you don't know so well. Have a Spending Limit Overspending will just make you stressed one month later when the credit card bill comes. Control your spending by setting a limit and sticking to it. Last-minute buys are most expensive. Shop Online More people are turning to internet to find what they want, which is fantastic. This is a really great way to help reduce Christmas stress. The CEO of online department store, DealsDirect.com.au, Michael Rosenbaum, says shopping online is the perfect way to take stress and guesswork out of seasonal gift giving. 4577 7474 www.arcticair.com.au 2214208i 7/12 Beat the Summer Heat with a Daikin Ducted or Split System Air Conditioner 1300 364 290 Vis i t our Showr oom 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120 CORNER OF GEORGE STREET OR www.pergolaland.com.au Call Us to arrange a booking with one of our experienced Design Consultants OPEN 7 DAYS: MON - FRI 8:30 - 4:30 SATURDAY 8:30 - 4:00 SUNDAY 10:30 - 4:00 PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CARPORTS The Trusted Outdoor Additions Specialist HIA MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA NEWSO U TH WALES LIBER TY PR OC ESS STAB ILITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 Master Builders Association Builders Licence: 93536C HIA Gold Member Combinations Instant back relief its all about Quality & Comfort Showroom & Warehouse 1 Vuko Place, Warriewood Home Hub Centre - Castle Hill Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Phone: 9913 1133 www.niceinteriors.com.au Phone 9634 8855 NEW 2003648m 21/12 FROM ONLY $1299 Nordic Chair + Stool HOME CINEMA Modular Seating System With effortless reclining manual or motor option SPECIAL THIS MONTH FREE MOTOR DON'T WAIT, BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER! 28 Years of Expert advice in HOME COOLING Install a fully Ducted Daikin Air Conditioning system and receive FREE a Daikin Air Purifier valued at $599.00 (conditions apply) REDEEM WITH THIS VOUCHER ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2120340i 14/12 Vivo 19" inch LCD TV with built in DVD player with every wardrobe purchased before Christmas. Limited stock available *Conditions apply Christmas Special! P 9756 0235 F 9757 3473 E firstname.lastname@example.org Head Office 1/5 Bond Crescent, Wetherill Park
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