Making Time for Yourself During the Holidays
Earlier this week, I shared a free Printable to help you outline your Christmas Magic. Part of the planning page is a section to brainstorm on how to make time for yourself during the busy holiday season. It’s important to take a pause and carve out a little time for you during this oh-so-busy time of year.
I know what you’re thinking…how can I possibly do this when I have to bake this, wrap that, shop for this, deliver that, pick up this, etc. etc. etc.
Why You Need to Take Some Time For You
Yes…it’s busy, but there are two reasons why you need to schedule in a little bit of time for you...
#1 | You’re worth it
Simply put, you’re worth the time to do something for yourself, just like everything on your list is worth your time. If you fail to take that time for you, you’re basically telling yourself that you are the least important thing on your to-do list and that simply isn’t the case.
#2 | You’ll be better equipped to handle that crazy to-do list!
By giving yourself a chance to take a break, you’ll alleviate some stress and be better equipped to handle the multitude of tasks on your list. You’ll feel re-energized and refreshed!
It may require you to say ‘no’ when asked to do this or help with that. It may require you to ask for help from family or friends to get everything done. It may require a reprioritization of things to work in a little bit of time.
It’s worth it.
You’re worth it.
Consider it your Christmas gift to yourself and go get that manicure (not because you have a party coming up, but just because). If you don’t want to spend extra money on yourself right now, that’s okay too! Find a quiet corner and pull out your journal or a favorite book to escape for an hour. Or, go with the classic me-time stress reliever of a long bath with candles and music.
It’s okay to take some time for yourself!
21 Ideas for taking time for yourself
- A short meditation
- A walk around the block
- Write in your journal
- Read a book
- Color in an adult coloring book (or grab one of your kid’s!)
- Take a long bath/shower
- Get a manicure (at home or professional)
- Get a massage
- Get a facial
- Watch a funny movie
- Watch a Christmas classic movie
- Dance around your living room or bedroom
- Call your best friend
- Call your mom
- Call your sister
- Just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in silence
- Work on a hobby or craft
- Stretch for 5 minutes
- Go to bed early
- Sit in front of a fire and just enjoy the solitude and warmth