‘Tis the season and I’m glad I can finally use that line! You’d have to agree with me that 2019 was real ride, a really fast ride too. But thank God the holidays are here and we can relax and get ready for the next year. I know how crazy the holidays can get especially with the numerous plans and things we want to do. This is why today’s #mondayinspiration post is specially written for you to have a stress-free and memorable holiday. You’re welcome!
Happy new month guys. I pray and hope December brings every good and pleasant thing to you and yours.
The holiday season is very notable for a lot of activities, noise, events and of course stress. Some people already have all their calendar fully ticked out for what Nigerian Twitter describes as ‘Detty December’.
The thing is, you don’t really have to get sucked into the crazy and of course you can have fun while still maintaining your sanity and not completely losing it. Not to worry I’ll tell you how, you just have to keep reading.
#1 TRY TO GET YOURSELF IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRITS: Remember we also want to make the season as memorable as possible. That won’t happen if you’re not even making efforts to get with the programme. Try putting out some decorations, make your space beautiful, listen to songs that put you in a happy mood and just do everything that basically puts you in the holiday spirit.
Don’t be such a bore.
#2 DO ONLY THE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO: Like I said earlier, there are numerous activities planned for this season, but not every one of them will interest you, which is okay. You should only do the things you want, not what every one thinks you should or what everyone is dragging you to. I believe you have a working mind of your own, use it. Some of the attempts may be subtle, others may not. My candid advice is that wisdom is profitable to direct.
Which brings me to my next tip;
#3 BE FINANCIALLY WISE: The holiday season is expensive! There’s a lot of things vying for your money and so you need to be wise in disbursement. Work with a budget. Spend wisely. The new year is very much around the corner. Some people have been saving since the beginning of the year just to splurge during the holidays, and this is not a bad thing at all. I’m just here to remind you that a little reserve will do you a lot of good. Remember you should do every thing to ensure you remain a smart money person.
#4 KEEP THE GIFTS SIMPLE AND MEANINGFUL: It’s no news that this season is largely characterised by exchange of gifts and sharing. You don’t have to prove a point to anyone, your gifts can be so simple and yet so meaningful! This is not a license to be a cheapskate (which is also not a bad thing!), but to give something that the other party will love and appreciate. This can be done without necessarily breaking the bank. You can check out this gift guide if you’re almost as clueless as me when it comes to gifting.
#5 BE PLEASANT AND HELPFUL: Little acts of kindness will go a long way this season. You don’t really need the holidays to be a kind person, but I can assure you that you’d be making a lot of people smile if you put extra efforts into being kind and pleasant to EVERYBODY.
#6 STAY HEALTHY: I remember saying here that I couldn’t wait to stuff my face this holiday. Well, if you’re like me ready to eat everything possible, let’s keep it healthy shall we? Eat fruits, vegetables to boost your vitamins levels. Wash your hands. Use sunscreen. Stay hydrated please, it’s very important. Sleep well and when you can try to work out too. I know it’s ‘cheat’ season, but let’s keep it in check okay?
#7 SPEND TIME WITH LOVED ONES: Trust me, it will be totally worth it. And this is coming from someone who LOVES solitude. It’s a great feeling to be around those you love. There’s a lot of laughter, joy, food, stories, and great memories. Undoubtedly one of the greatest things ever.
#8 TRAVEL & EXPLORE: Of course, that is if you can. It would do a lot of good to your mental health if you could leave your comfort zone add try out something new. Don’t make this holiday the usual, do something new, make it count and see how it makes you feel.
#9 NETFLIX AND CHILL: I’m just so happy because there’s a ton of cheesy Christmas movies on Netflix to catch up on. Watch your favourite series and movies, chill and relax. Don’t be too uptight.
#10 TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF: One thing I’m committed to this holiday is showing my skin all the love necessary. I recently got some skincare products to pamper my skin. You also should take care of yourself. Why? You deserve it! It’s been a really long year for us all and you’re still here standing, that definitely counts for something. Don’t be so caught in all the activities that you forget to give yourself some good loving. I need every part of you to be fully ready to take on the new year and that won’t happen if you neglect the most important person in the world, YOU! So here’s to doing something amazing for yourself this season.
#11 TAKE A BREATHER: It won’t be a pretty sight taking injections and medications when everyone else is turning up.
Take. A. Breather. You need to relax so that you won’t break down.
That’s it from here guys!