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Unwind for the Holidays: Your Ultimate Guide to Self-Care and Pampering This Christmas

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and creating lasting memories with loved ones. Amidst the cheerful chaos, don’t overlook to forget about taking care of yourself. This Christmas, prioritize your well-being with the ultimate guide to self-care and pampering.

Christmas Self Care Ideas

Create a Relaxing Atmosphere

Start your self-care journey by creating a serene environment at home. Decorate your space with soft lighting, scented candles, and cozy blankets.

Turn on your favorite soothing music or indulge in a calming playlist. Transforming your surroundings into a haven of tranquility will set the stage for a blissful self-care experience.

Disconnect from Technology

In the digital age, it’s easy to get caught up in the constant stream of notifications and social media. Take a break from technology to truly relax and be present in the moment.

Consider implementing a digital detox day or set specific time limits for screen use. Use this time to engage in activities that bring you joy, whether it’s reading a book, practicing mindfulness, or enjoying a leisurely walk in nature.

Prioritize Sleep

Quality sleep is essential for overall well-being. During the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in late-night festivities, but ensure you prioritize adequate rest.

Establish a relaxing bedtime routine, dim the lights, and create a comfortable sleep environment. Uninterrupted sleep will leave you feeling more energized and ready to take on the holiday festivities.

Pamper Your Body

Give your body the attention it deserves by indulging in pampering rituals. Treat yourself to a long, luxurious bath with bath salts or essential oils. Consider incorporating a skincare routine with nourishing masks and moisturizers to rejuvenate your skin.

Don’t forget to pamper your hands and feet, perhaps with a DIY manicure or pedicure. Taking care of your body is a wonderful way to unwind and feel refreshed.

Connect with Loved Ones

While the holiday season often involves spending time with family and friends, make an effort to connect on a deeper level. Engage in meaningful conversations, share laughter, and create memories that go beyond the surface. Strengthening your connections with loved ones can provide emotional support and contribute to your overall well-being.

Indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation, ensuring you step into the new year with a renewed and revitalized spirit.

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Lessons I learned during these times

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1. Life is unpredictable.

You may plan ahead for the year but one sudden event may change everything. It’s not that everything is canceled but it’s just put on hold for the meantime. From career growth, travel, family gathering, and the like. It seems everything is affected but hey you should be grateful to be alive and well.

2. If you want it so badly go get it and don’t wait.

I’ve been hunting for an oversized blazer for almost a year now but I can’t find the perfect fit for my petite body and frugal pocket but after one scroll on Instagram, I was able to score a Calvin Klein blazer that is at par with what my favorite influencers are wearing that would for sure elevate my outfit. It wasn’t my first choice yet I keep thinking that I waited for so long already and I don’t want to prolong the agony of hunting for a blazer across different shopping and social platforms. 

3. Connect with yourself.

Check on yourself first. Is there something bothering you? Do you consider yourself toxic? Do you want to heal from your past traumas? Being in isolation makes you even dwell on your problems more since your usual coping mechanism is no longer working in this time of quarantine. You just result facing it and apply all things your therapist told you.

4. Time to reconnect.

Get in touch with friends and ask them how they are coping. This situation is quite harsh to everyone’s mental health and we’re all trying our best to get through.

5. Work on something.

I’m not advocating being productive all the time because I know it’s not realistic even though I am having problems with getting it together. But you can start small like doing again the hobbies that you lost track of, start a business that is essential to the community, or you can even work on your dream body.

6. Be open to growth and possibilities.

In this uncertain time, try to explore the world in your bed or couch whether it’s learning new from online courses, TED talks, a simple catching up session with family and friends, or even meeting someone special. The possibilities are endless, it’s for you to explore the world.

7. Allocate resources wisely.

Use what you have at home before making an impulsive purchase that would just bring in clutter. Set a budget in every category since you can minimize your expenses by staying at home, you can also sell the things you don’t use, barter them within the community, donate it to the ones who are in need, and have fundraising to help the marginalized sector

8. Glow up and grow up.

This is the perfect time to glow up and grow up. We’ve all been thinking, maybe if I have time, I can do this or that… and now the universe gave it to us. Just imagine the time you spend getting ready for work and commuting, now we’re just in the comfort of our own homes. It’s in our hands if we’re going to use this time to better ourselves.

9. Life is not on pause.

You can use this time to do many things. Fixing and strengthening relationships with family, friends, and the love of your life. Heal yourself from all the traumas you’ve had. Finding your life purpose. Tick off the things you haven’t done for a long time on your to-do list. Set new goals for the new normal. Do the things you’ve been putting off for so long.

10. We can still be normal during the new times.

As we wear masks every time we go out, social distancing wherever we go, contactless transactions and our lives go to 360. We can still work from home, see our friends using video conferences and work on ourselves to be better.

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How to Invest in Yourself

As you live your best life and build your wealth, don’t forget that it is important to invest in yourself. It’s not just about securing your emergency fund, growing your stock portfolio, and building your business. Invest in becoming a better version of yourself. We must also focus on ourselves to help us be better in all ways.

Here are some things we thought can help you to make your life better:

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How to Invest in Yourself

Mattress and pillow

As we need 8 hours of sleep to be functional as adults and sleep is something we can’t skimp on. I promise, it can help you improve your sleep and you will feel more rested on your daily good night’s rest.

Shoes

Good and reliable shoes are something that you need that can take you to places and can be usable for a good amount of time. Don’t sacrifice your comfort just because you can save a little bit yet it won’t last that long.

Vitamins

During this time, vitamins is a must to protect and keep you healthy. Our bodies are not getting younger anymore and taking vitamins should be part of your daily routine.

Hobbies

Do something to keep you sane. It could be your childhood hobby of reading comics or finishing off the list of the Greatest Films of All Time. Do it if it can make you happy. Well, happiness makes you more productive and feel better.

Career

You can try doing a boot camp, online courses, online volunteer or community, or learning a new language.

The best investment you will ever make is in yourself. You’ll thank yourself later.

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