Christmas is a beautiful time of year. But it can also be incredibly stressful. Money, organising, getting everything ready before the big day. Time feels like it is running out!
I have seen a lot of these posts, offering ideas to go away, or spending a lot of money to treat yourself. But what if you don’t have the time or the money to do so? Then it becomes even more of a worry!
But never you fret, pet, for here are three ways to stop and chill out before the festive season commences.
1 – Get cosy
What better way to enjoy time out than to get into comfy pyjamas, put some fluffy socks on, grab a big snuggly blanket and wrap up on the sofa or in bed with a good film or book. Never mind if you have to clean or tidy, or if there are other things needing to be done. Take time out to breathe, relax and listen to yourself. You will feel 100% more ready for the day, promise!
My top picks:
- Harry Potter (obviously)
- The Grinch
- Love Actually
2 – Have a bath
Easily the best place to relax and have some ‘me’ time. Baths are slow, so you can take your time, lie down for as long as you want and just find some of that extra peace that you have been missing out on. Light some candles, wash away all your worries and play some good music, and tell everyone in the house to leave you alone for a good 20 minutes so you can just do you. Never underestimate the power of just 10-20 minutes of chill time.
My current favourite candle:
Yankee Candle in ‘Serengeti Sunset’
3 – Do something spontaneous
Christmas isn’t just about worrying or stressing out that things haven’t been done – why not do some fun activities with the family or go out? The best thing about this year is that so many fun things are on, and so many of these can be free too. Christmas stalls and markets, having a wonder around town at night with all of the lights on display, going Christmas carolling or visiting festive fairs, there is so much to do. Take some time out and enjoy Christmas for what it is all about.
My favourite Christmas Market:
Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland