This story is part of and contains tips for optimizing the holiday season.
The holidays have only something special: The people look happier and more generous, the weather feels more beautiful and everything looks a bit brighter. But with all the holiday cheer comes a lot of Christmas shopping that can seriously affect the mind and body.
and follows with hectic time-limited online sales.
The next time you leave the mall, you feel drained of the crowds. Treat yourself to one of these relaxing, oh so soothing self-care activities. And here is ourin the midst of the hectic madness of family and food.
. 1 Take a bath or a hot shower
. Take a bath and make everything nice for Instagram. You deserve to take a bath and and show the carefully placed rose petals, bubbles and a glass of wine that you will not touch until you get the photo. Add a face mask or your favorite book for additional self-care.
. 2 Running or lifting weights
There is no shortage of evidence that sport makes us happier. When you move your body, all kinds of feel-good endorphins are released that improve your mood, and the act itself makes you feel strong, fit and productive. Some experts even say that exercise can make us smarter. So make your way to the next spot of sweat and know that you may have a better plan for next year's shopping.
. 3 Out into the open
If you do not want to go to the gym after fighting a bevy of holiday buyers, consider going outside for an easy walk or a walk. If you spend some time in nature, you can relax and unwind. Really –.
. 4 Take a nap
Sometimes, all you need (or want) is. An Afternoon Sleep, can charge you for a happy and productive evening.
. 5 Make a cuddly drink
Hot cocoa, a homemade latte, warm herbal tea … Depending on what you like, a steaming cup of something tasty can relieve the feeling of stress and anxiety. Light a candle and lie down on the couch with afor the ultimate in coziness.
. 6 Painting, drawing or knitting
Express your feelings creatively. Painting, drawing, knitting and other creative activities can help you release some steam, and in the end, you have a creation to be proud of!
. 7 Meditation
reduces stress and anxiety, relieves depression and improves sleep and memory. Some research even suggests that meditation can relieve physical discomfort, including pain and high blood pressure – two more reasons that speak for a few moments after shopping on vacation Ohm and ahh .
. 8 Turn on your diffuser.
Essential oils definitely smell good, and the right scent can help you relax after a long day with the cart. A beautifully designed diffuser with essential oils makes it even more exciting.
. 9 Bake some Christmas treats
Who does not love a Christmas sugar cookie? Probably you and your whole family and friends love Christmas cookies. Baking offers a productive and creative way to cope with the stress of vacation, so conjure up a lot of treats that you can share with friends and family (or eat yourself, we do not judge you).