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Christmas is just around the corner, and as much as it seems to be a wind-down from the year, the festive period can actually be a bit of a stressful and manic time for many. In both work and life you’re planning for the next year, you’ve got Christmas parties and celebrations left, right and centre, all while trying the near-impossible task of finding gifts for your loved ones that they’ll *hopefully* actually like. It’s important we all take some time-out to unwind, so here are some of my top tips:
Relax this Christmas
For me, a lot of relaxation involves skincare. Facemasks, a big old bath and some skin TLC always does the trick. Aromatherapy body oils are a great shout for that ultimate relaxation feeling. Restore your natural moisture balance, and get radiant, glowing skin. Plus, smell amazing all day – who doesn’t want that?!
Can I write a Christmas-relaxing themed post without mentioning Christmas films?! After you’ve applied your aromatherapy body oils, get yourself in front of the telly with a big old duvet, turn the lights off, fairy lights on and whack on some cheesy Christmas movies. My favourites have got to be ELF, Nativity and Home Alone, obvs!!
Bake some Christmas goodies!! The festive period is all about eating – am I right?! I love baking and don’t have a whole lot of time to do it throughout the year, so Christmas is the perfect excuse to make some time. Last year Jamie and I made some super simple sugar cookies and had loads of fun icing them. It doesn’t have to be a complicated bake. Find a simple recipe, chuck on some Christmas tunes on the speakers and have a bit of fun… and enjoy eating some warm goodies afterwards!
Another thing I love about this time of year is the crisp, bright, winter days we (occasionally!) get. As much as I love sitting indoors cosied up next to the fire, it’s also super important to get outside too. When you get yourself a crisp, sunny day, (I know they’re few and far between), make the most of it and get yourself outdoors! Fresh air and a winter stroll really are good for the soul… and you can always direct your route to pass a pub too!
How are you unwinding this festive period?