Love, Juliebug: Tips For Enjoying This Time of Year

Tips For Enjoying This Time of Year

It seems like I stress out so much especially around the holidays. I don't think I'm alone. We want everything to be perfect and full of happy memories. In the process, though, we forget about enjoying ourselves too. We forget that it's okay to do things that make us feel warm, relaxed, and just plain cozy. Here is a list of things that might do that for you. If you can't think of the last time you settled down and just felt happy in the moment. Try one of these things to put a smile on your face.

Put the Christmas tree on with no other lights on in the room.

Put cream on your feet and wear fuzzy socks.

Cuddle on the couch with your family.

Snuggle up with a fluffy, warm blanket.

Have hot tea in your favorite mug.

Watch a movie you adore.

Bake cookies.

Light a candle that smells amazing.

Read a good book.

Play games with the family.

Have someone over for coffee.

Plan a small gathering of some sweet friends. (Potluck style so there's no extra stress!)

Take a drive to look at Christmas lights.

Indulge in a glass (or two) of your favorite wine and enjoy it with some cheese (my fave)

Take a bubble bath.

Write about your day in a journal.

Sit by yourself in the quiet and think about a time where you truly felt joyful.

Listen to music that makes you happy.

What things make YOU feel cozy and happy?

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Unknown said...

Love these tips - especially the idea of having a journal!

Coralee Beaulieu said...

Dreaming about and planning my next holiday always brings a smile to my face. Thanks for all great ideas. Cheers :-)

Lesley Carter said...

So many great ideas. This is always my favorite time of year for playing games with family while listening to holiday music.

Angela Tolsma said...

I'm all about potluck style for everything! This is my second Christmas of with no family, it's super nice to have no stress and I am happy that it is that way, as weird as that sounds.

The Freckled Rose said...

These are such great tips! I am a huge lover of the holiday season. I just adore baking cookies and snuggling up in a warm blanket. I definitely need to make time to take a nice relaxing bubble bath :)

Cynthia @craftoflaughter said...

Hot tea in my favorite mug AND warm fuzzy socks is the best! Putting Christmas music on while I work on presents makes me merry and bright!

Terri Steffes said...

I love your list! The cream and socks caught my attention! But having coffee with friends is a close second!

tiarastantrums said...

The month of December is the Silly Season for me. I literally have no time to do much of anything. My girls are in various orchestras and chambers and have so may recitals during this month I ca barely breathe.

Julie D said...

I love going to see Christmas lights this time of year...and Christmas lights on with all of the other lights out...I'm obsessed with this!

Karen Morse said...

I am ALL about your #1 on the list of the tree lights as the only form of light. Its magical and cozy! ALong with wearing cozy slipper socks, that is a great part of my relaxation in a day!

ana de jesus said...

Snuggling up with a hot mug of tea and a snuggly blanket sounds like the perfect combination to me. Especially since it is so cold outside!

Mrs.AOK said...

Great tips! I made sure to stock up on holiday smelling candles, they have been heavenly. :)
There's something soothing about a comfy couch with family and a lit Christmas tree that makes me enjoy this time of year. :)

Lisa Collins said...

This is a great list! Many of my favorite things to do are on there, but the best is hot cocoa, holiday movies, and snuggling on the couch with my kiddos!

Joanna Brittain said...

Great tips! My favorite thing about the holiday season is the lights on the tree lit with no other light in the room. It's the reason I put my tree up as soon as Halloween is over, and super depressed to take it down.

jeany_beany said...

Some really great ideas, thank you. It's really important to take time out for yourself before the hecticness of Christmas takes over.

Jazz said...

I love love love all of these tips. Simple pleasures often have the biggest impact. Thanks for sharing!

Taylor Mobley said...

Oh sign me up for all of these! I love fuzzy socks and snuggling with my handsome husband! I love these! It is SO true that simple pleasures are the BEST ONES! I can't imagine anything better than that!

Kami @Faithfully Me Blog said...

I want to do all of these. I like to break out my christmas mugs this time of year :)

ORANA velarde said...

What greati tips! I specially like decorating the tree with only the twinkly lights on! so much more magical that way right? I love it.

Christina Aliperti said...

Cozy to me is a warm blanket a good book and a cup of coffee. It's such a nice way to relax.

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