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20 Ways To Stay Calm At Christmas

Christmas is such a fun and festive time of the year but things can get quite frantic too. There is just so much to do! Present buying, gift wrapping, writing cards, office parties, family get-togethers and making sure you haven’t forgotten to buy that turkey, to name a few! Oh yeah, not forgetting Blogmas! I dunno how you people do it. Sometimes we get so caught up in the festivities we forget to take time out for ourselves. Then we wonder why we feel stressed out and on-edge when we should just be enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. So, before you add another task onto your Christmas to-do list, here are some ideas on ways to stay calm at Christmas whilst getting everything done!

plan ahead – schedule in time to be productive and time to just relax.

brainstorm – make a list of everything you want to do and prioritize.

online shopping – avoid the crowds and have a one-click Christmas.

carry some blank Christmas cards – in case you forget someone last minute.

say no thanks – you don’t need to accept every invitation at Christmas.

go for a walk – fresh air and gentle exercise can do wonders for stress levels.

get creative – baking, art and Christmas crafts can be quite therapeutic.

pin it – Pinterest can be great for Christmas inspiration if you are feeling stuck.

treat yourself – why not book a massage or have a haircut for some real chill time.

play music – festive playlists, feel good classics, chill out tunes – Spotify has it all.

christmas calories don’t count – the gym is always there for you in the new year.

family fun – a pack of cards, board games and quizzes can keep everyone relaxed and entertained.

have a bath – a hot bubble bath with candles & some soothing music is simply blissful.

take a nap – a quick power nap can give you a refreshing energy boost.

write it down – journaling, keeping a diary, blogging can all help reduce stress and anxiety.

do yoga – however you feel, yoga can make you feel so much better afterwards.

digital detox – switch off your phone for a few hours and have some downtime.

buy extra sellotape – best Christmas advice ever.

don’t panic – the Co-Op opens again on Boxing Day, you won’t starve.

just enjoy yourself – it is the most wonderful time of the year, after all.

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    • December 20, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Aw thank you so much Alys! ❤️ So glad you enjoyed it 😘 xx

  1. December 20, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Tips which are absolutely mandatory! Great post x I’ll be carrying spare Christmas cards when i go down to Manchester for sure!

    • December 20, 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment Leenay ❤️. Spare cards always come in handy! Enjoy your visit to Manchester 😘 xx

  2. December 20, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Such great tips! I’m feeling way too stressed about Christmas because it came way too quickly this year. It feels like half October and Christmas is here in only a few days :O

    xxx Nele | http://www.thenavigatio.com

    • December 21, 2017 / 7:48 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Nele 💕. I agree! Christmas has come around so quickly this year! 🙈 Its crazy! hope you have a relaxing stress-free day 😘 xx

  3. December 20, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Great tips Bex! Lol I think the holidays are honestly amazing but can be sooo stressful because people put a lot of pressure on it. Lol online shopping should be a talent for me and I’m making more Christmas card designs tonight cause it’s calming.

    xx Lena https://lenadeexo.com

    • December 21, 2017 / 7:46 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lena! 💕 Ha ha, yes online shopping is a special skill of mine too 😂. That’s so true, the pressure to have a perfect Christmas can get too much at times 🙈. Yay! Your Christmas card designs are amazing, have a calm and creative evening 😘 xx

  4. Shaun
    December 21, 2017 / 8:34 am

    Great post Bexa 😘. Online shopping certainly makes things a lot easier ☺️. Ooh yeah, a good walk and some fresh air always helps too 😄. I love the Christmas calories don’t count line, I totally agree with that one 😄😍😘 xxxx

    • December 22, 2017 / 6:41 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment Shaun 💕. Glad you like that Christmas calories don’t count 😋 a good walk should burn off all those extra chocolates he he 😘 xxxx

  5. Cally
    December 21, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Great tips Bexa!! Christmas can always be stressful and you’ve listed so many things to help take away the stress 💕 xo

    • December 22, 2017 / 6:42 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Cally 💕 so glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  6. December 21, 2017 / 10:05 am

    There are some fab tips here, Bexa. My favourite is the sellotape one – and I’d also add checking that the sellotape will work on your wrapping paper, last year I had a nightmare with glittery paper that nothing would stick to, haha! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • December 22, 2017 / 6:45 am

      Ha ha, I never thought of that one Lisa 😂. That made me laugh. Sounds like a Christmas wrapping nightmare! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and I hope this year has been more successful 😘 xx

  7. Meera
    December 21, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    These are great tips! Christmas can get really stressful and sometimes it’s best to just take a step back. Planning ahead is always a great thing to do!

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    • December 22, 2017 / 6:48 am

      Thank you so much for all your lovely comments Meera 💕. I really appreciate it 😍. Planning ahead can take away a lot of the last minute stress. Have a fabulous and relaxed Christmas! 🎄😘 xx

  8. December 21, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    I wrote a very similar post to this one 😊 so important! The older you get it’s surprisingly how much more stressful Christmas can be 🙈 but thank you for sharing lovely! Hope you have a fab Christmas 🎅🏼♥️X

    • December 22, 2017 / 7:14 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Ashleigh 💕. That’s so true, we have so many more Christmas responsibilities as we get older! 🙈 Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  9. December 21, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Love these! Especially the one about calories not counting 😉😉. I’m planning to use my last festive bath bomb for a really nice bath to relax me on Christmas Eve, and then get into my new polar pyjamas, eat the treats from my Christmas Eve bag and watch films.
    Amy xx

    • December 22, 2017 / 7:17 am

      Wow, that sounds like a perfect Christmas Eve Amy 💕. Baths, cosy clothes, food and films are the absolute best 😍. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I hope you have a fabulous and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  10. December 21, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Great tips here – im a sucker for doing everything at this time of year and not thinking of myself! Its such a busy time of year and I always find myself trying to please everyone and burning the candle at both ends! Have a lovely christmas!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • December 22, 2017 / 6:53 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sarah 💕. It can get so hectic in December 🙈 I hope you have a wonderful stress-free Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  11. December 21, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    These are some great tips! I did all my Chrismas shopping back in October so I could avoid the crowds! I hate shopping with everyone around!

    Ciara | http://www.teatimewithciara.com

    • December 22, 2017 / 7:19 am

      Wow, that’s super organised Ciara 💕 Great thinking to get it all done early, I also dislike the crowds and chaos! 🙈 Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Have a wonderful stress free Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  12. December 21, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Hi, thanks for sharing these very helpful festive tips. For me online shopping is a saviour and I always carry a few blank cards jut in case as well.

    • December 22, 2017 / 7:20 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Chloe 💕. Online shopping can make life so much easier ☺️. I hope you have a fabulous and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  13. Zoe Jackson
    December 21, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Oh I love this list and all very very true. I this year have definitely planned ahead with everything and now with 4 sleeps to go I have finished everything, so just time to relax and enjoy it. Merry Christmas!

    • December 22, 2017 / 6:54 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Zoe 💕. Planning ahead can really reduce the stress at Christmas ☺️. Well done for finishing everything and I hope you have a fabulous and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  14. December 21, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    I need this. Having only bought half of my presents at this stage I definitely could use some help staying calm x


    • December 22, 2017 / 6:58 am

      He he, you still have 3 days to go! You can do it Sophie! 💕 Thank you so much for commenting and hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  15. December 21, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    These tips are so great! It can be tricky to keep up with these times of the year as it can get so crazy busy! I love going for walks, it definitely helps to clear my mind and de-stress!


    • December 22, 2017 / 7:00 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Amy 💕. Going for walks are fantastic and can really help reduce stress ☺️. I hope you have a fantastic and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  16. December 21, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Great tips – Christmas can be such a stressful time for some people and can certainly heighten anxiety in those who already have anxiety! I try and not get myself too stressed – I don’t go out really or party around Christmas. It’s always very low-key for me and this year I got all my Christmas shopping done really early so that took a lot of stress away! <3

    • December 22, 2017 / 7:04 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Jenny! 💕 Christmas can be such a stressful time of the year, especially to those with anxiety. Good thinking getting your shopping done early! That’s such a brilliant idea. You can beat the crowds and stay calm too 😍. I hope you have a fabulous and stress free Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  17. sara
    December 21, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Great post! The holidays can be so stressful but your tips are great and so helpful

    • December 22, 2017 / 7:04 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sara 💕. So glad you found the post helpful ☺️. Have a wonderful Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  18. Sophie
    December 21, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    This post is such a breath of fresh air! I always do my shopping online as its so much less stressful!- https://sophiehearts.net x

    • December 22, 2017 / 7:06 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment Sophie 💕. Online shopping can make life so much easier ☺️. Have a fabulous and stress free Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  19. Huda
    December 21, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Thanks for staying these super simple tips that can make the biggest difference, these are all so important! ☺️💕

    • December 22, 2017 / 7:08 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Huda! 💕 So glad you enjoyed the post and have a wonderful stress free Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  20. Sunkissed Scribbles
    December 21, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Brilliant tips. I always do some baking on Christmas Eve, it kinda helps me calm down a bit. Hope you have a lovely Christmas xxx

    • December 22, 2017 / 7:10 am

      That’s such a brilliant idea 💕 productive and relaxing at the same time 😍. Thank you for your lovely comment. Have a fabulous and stress free Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  21. December 22, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Great post! I love your ideas:)


    • December 22, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks so much Irina 💕😘 xx

  22. December 27, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    It was all getting a bit much for me yesterday so I went for a walk. Headphones in + brisk walking was exactly what I needed! Great tips!!
    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

    • December 29, 2017 / 7:14 am

      That is such a great thing to do, music, fresh air & walking is so refreshing and energising! 💕 Thank you so much for your comment Sinéad 😘 xx

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