10 Easy Ways To Give Yourself The Christmas You Deserve
I can’t believe Christmas is nearly here! Carols are playing, lights are twinkling, magic is in the air! I’ve put together 10 simple acts of self-care and kindness that you can gift YOURSELF in the lead up to Christmas – you certainly deserve it!
1. Take a bath.
Yes, on your own! Pop a Christmas movie on for the children and enjoy the bathroom alone. Dim the lights, put on some soft music and light your favourite candle. Enjoy!
2. Nourish your body.
This time of year is hectic! We often find ourselves eating chocolates for breakfast or not eating at all! Be sure to eat as much fresh real food as you can – your body will love you for it!
3. Buy a gift for someone very special – you.
What have you been eyeing off lately? What makes you feel amazing? It doesn’t need to be crazy expensive (or maybe it does!), but buy yourself something that makes you smile, because you are oh so worthy of that!
4. Make it fun.
If you have a bit of a long and tedious job ahead, like cooking, crafting or gift wrapping, make it fun! Have a wine, pop on some tunes, and maybe even invite your girlfriends around to do it together. You will be laughing and enjoying it in no time.
Stop. Breathe. Repeat. Breathe in the magic of the season – breathe out what does not serve you. The more frequently the better.
6. Say no.
As much as we try to do everything, we simply can’t. Something will eventually give way, don’t make that something you. If it is not important, or not your responsibility, it is okay to say no.
7. Paint your nails.
I always feel a little bit glam when I have freshly painted nails. It isn’t something I always do, so it’s nice to remind myself I am worth it!
8. Give yourself a high five.
You are amazing. You are kind. You are powerful. You can do hard things. That certainly deserves a high 5 in my book! When things get Christmas crazy, just remember how great of a job you are doing.
9. Move it.
Walk, dance, stretch, run, box – find something that makes you feel good and let the endorphins flow. Take the time to move in amongst the hustle and bustle around you
10. Give a little.
Or a lot! When we give to others it makes us feel good too. Give your time, donate gifts, say thank you to someone in your community. If you are in a position to brighten someone else’s day please do so. You will probably find it brightens your day too!