I’m so excited for the holidays, it’s seriously my favorite time of year! Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up so quick, can you believe it? Even with all of the fun festivities this time of year can be stressful, especially when it comes to shopping for gifts or organizing parties. There are many things you can do to stay stress free during the holidays, taking time for yourself is so important! In today’s blogpost I’m sharing my tips to help you de-stress this holiday season! These are things that I’ve found help me relax when the busiest time of year approaches.
1. Have A Pamper Night
One thing that helps me de-stress during the holidays is indulging myself in a pamper night. Taking care of yourself should be a priority, especially when you’re feeling overwhelmed during the holidays. (Or any time of the year!) When I pamper myself I love doing a face mask, throwing on a cute pair of comfy PJs, and kicking back on the couch with my hubby! It’s seriously the best, and totally helps me unwind and take a break from the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays.
My pamper night would not be complete without a sweet treat! I don’t know about you, but I love dessert! Sometimes I just need to treat myself to something sweet. Moderation is key, but once in awhile I love stopping by Bottega Louie in Downtown LA and grabbing some macarons. They’re seriously the perfect sized dessert and come in the cutest box!
Thank goodness for online shopping! It saves so much time and allows me to avoid an overcrowded mall and Los Angeles traffic. (Which is always a win!) Whether I’m shopping for Christmas gifts or treating myself to something new, I always prefer shopping online. Retail therapy is definitely one way I like to relax, and treating yourself to something new, whether that’s a pair of earrings or lingerie, when you’re stressed it feels so satisfying! I recently ordered a few sets of the cutest bras and underwear from ThirdLove, and it was so much easier than taking a trip to the mall.
They have a FitFinder Quiz that helped me find the right size without having to leave my bed, and when I got them in the mail they fit perfectly! It saved me so much time, I could actually relax on my day off and not be driving all around town. Online shopping is a lifesaver and definitely something you should consider if you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed during the holidays. It’s so quick and easy! Online is totally my favorite way to shop for myself or to purchase gifts for friends and family.
This time of year there are commercials, ads, and people talking about how fast the holidays are approaching nonstop. These constant reminders always popping up on my phone screen can totally cause me to overthink and stress myself out! Sometimes the only way to get my mind off of all the stress in my life is to put down my phone and step away from social media.
Every night I plug my phone in away from my bed so that I’m not tempted to look at it. This allows me to enjoy my free time without staring at a screen all the time. You’d be amazed at what a little rest and relaxation without constantly being on your phone can do for the mind and body! It totally helps me relax during the holidays and get up in the morning on time without hitting the snooze button!
I hope you enjoyed today’s blogpost on how I like to de-stress during the holidays! How do you unwind and stay stress free? Leave a comment below! :)