The holiday season is upon us and I don’t know about you, but I get overwhelmed with getting so much done in such a short amount of time. I know, I know … I have all year to prepare but I’m apparently a procrastinator. Thankfully, we have a very small family but there are so many holiday / Christmassy things I want to do and I only have so many days to do it.
So if you’re anything like me and need to unwind and do some de-stressing, here are a few of my go to’s that I love to do during the holiday season.
Hot Cocoa and a Christmas movie
My favorite hot chocolate is Ghirardelli and I add crushed peppermint pieces on top, there’s seriously nothing better! “The Holiday” and “The Last Holiday” are probably my top 2 favorite Christmas movies … they’re overplayed in our house if that’s even a real thing. “The Holiday” doesn’t need an explanation; I feel like it’s a Christmas staple. “The Last Holiday” is such a feel good movie, and it reminds you to live life to the fullest. Not to mention The Grandhotel Pupp has been on my bucket list ever since I watched this movie.
I usually don’t even need a reason to go into Lush. If I’m being honest with myself, I’m there at least twice a week even if it’s to walk around and talk to the employees. BUT you can never go wrong with a Lush bath to relax after a long day of shopping or cooking! We stock up on their Christmas line because it just makes me so happy.
I’m such a nerd when it comes to this, but I will pick a 3 hour video on YouTube that’s Christmas music and some lame video of a fireplace or picture of a snowy field and a cute cottage home. This instantly makes me happier, and I find myself way more productive especially when it comes to housework.
Sitting around a bonfire
There’s so much nostalgia when sitting around a bonfire, it’s one of my favorite things to do in the winter. This would be just as amazing if we had a fireplace, but seeing that we don’t, sitting outside bundled up talking is the next best thing!
Pretty sure I’ve skipped a few decades with this one, but there’s just something about creating something out of nothing. I’m always crocheting scarves that it’s become such a mindless routine that I can crochet and binge watch The Great British Bake Off … and this makes my heart happy.