There is so much to do at this time of year: buying the perfect presents and wrapping them to department-store standards, dressing a tree worthy of the Rockefeller Center and creating an elaborate dinner table.
And don’t even get us started on the endless social media posts to show the world what a perfectly perfect Christmas you are having.
However, this desire for unobtainable perfection (come on – The Rockefeller Center?) could be having a negative effect on your mental health and the best thing you can do for your wellbeing, is take it down a notch or two.
‘Perfectionism can be described as having impossibly high standards and expectations,’ says Ruairí Stewart, a London-based psychotherapist who specialises in self-esteem and relationships.
‘But it runs much deeper than that. It could be defined as having an all-or-nothing mindset…