It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! AND it’s also one of the busiest times of the year where we’re constantly on the go. I always find around Christmas that I’m constantly busy. Whether that be a Christmas work party, meeting up with friends, Christmas shopping or seeing family… The list goes on!
I’m the sort of person that gets very stressed out if I don’t take some time to relax. I always like to have some time each week where I don’t do a lot. This post is going to have lots of ideas of relaxing things that you can do during the busy festive season. It’s so important to remember to slow down and take time for ourselves and this is something I’ll be trying to do this year.
My top ways to relax during the festive season
Have a hot bubble bath – I don’t think anything beats a hot bubble bath after a long and busy day. I love to use the Lush bubble bars. They smell amazing and create SO many bubbles.
Read a book – I definitely don’t read enough. Once I get into a book I LOVE reading so much and find it so relaxing. This year I definitely want to find more time to read over the festive season. Even if it’s just for 20 minutes before I go to bed. It’s such a great way to relax and unwind.
Watch a Christmas film – Miracle on 34th Street, Elf and The Grinch are some of my favourite Christmas films. Shaun and I love to sit down for an evening or weekend and watch a movie together.
Stay in and cook a meal – Myself and Shaun often pop to Tesco after work on a Friday night. We pick up something yummy to cook for dinner and usually treat ourselves to a dessert as well. The festive season usually consists of a lot of meals out, so It’s so nice to stay in and cook.
Light the fire and some candles – The fire burning and the scent of Christmas Candles is always so relaxing. I like to snuggle up with a blanket read some blog posts and watch Youtube videos.
Go for a walk – We love to go to the forest for a relaxing walk during the winter. Chuck on your coat and scarf and make sure you have some welly boots. It’s so refreshing to go out and get some air and it’s the perfect way to de-stress.
Digital detox for the evening – Christmas is the perfect time of year to get together as a family and play some board games. It’s always good fun and it’s also good to switch off technology for the evening.
Hot chocolate – We all love it right?! Try experimenting with different flavours. I personally love to heat milk in a pan and add Terry’s Chocolate Orange. It tastes AMAZING! I like to sit and watch Netflix and drink hot chocolate.
I hope you all have a relaxing and fun festive season! What plans do you have?