Do you remember what Christmas felt like when you were a kid? For me the holiday season was filled with sledding on the snow covered hill behind our house, building snowmen, staying up late and having a ton of fun. Are you wondering how to get “back to that” and enjoy a stress free holiday? Who say’s the Holidays are supposed to be stressful? With the gift-giving, the baking, the decorations and the parties, the holidays can feel more like work than a vacation but, we have the perfect solution to help you relax and enjoy every bit of the holidays with the ones that matter, your family.
Today I wanted to share some great ways with you to really soak in the holiday season and enjoy a stress-free holiday
Here are 5 tips for a stress free holiday
Cozy up by the fire- Where I live it gets cold… dang cold and one of my favourite ways to relax during the winter is to curl up by the fire and read a book to my kids or lose myself in my knitting.
unplug from technology It’s so easy to get wrapped up in what’s next on our calendars or what everyone else is doing that we forget to really enjoy what’s around us, our family, friends and the spirit of the season. So take some time and unplug. Be there, be present and enjoy the season!
watch a Christmas movie Curl up on the sofa with a warm blanket and a bowl of popcorn. I don’t know about you but I have so many favourite Christmas movies that we could be entertained well into the new year. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy spending time with your friends and family.
Crank the Christmas music Around here we don’t start listening to Christmas music until after Remembrance Day. I like to turn it on while folding some laundry or straightening up the house. It helps put me in the holiday spirit and reminds me what the season is all about. It’s a great way to enjoy doing tasks like wrapping gifts or working on Christmas cards.
bake cookies for your neighbours Some of my fondest memories as a child were made in the kitchen so get the kids involved. Who cares if the flour spills on the floor just ignore the mess and focus on the laughter instead! You might be surprised to see just how appreciated a plate of warm cookies can be.
What are some ways that you take a break and enjoy the stress free holiday season?