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.