4 Ways to Relax During the Festive Season

Hey Cats,

Although it is billed as the season of festivities, happiness and good cheer, this time of year can actually end up being much more stressful than enjoyable for many people. Christmas is often the cause of many of these worries – whether it’s financial concerns or family strain, there are many things which need to be overcome in order to guarantee a stress-free festive season.

However, as we all know, going stress-free is far easier said than done. If you are struggling to cope with the additional strain of the festive season, it’s important to take a step back and make some time to look after yourself. After all, the last thing you want is to overwork yourself or for the pressure to become too much; relaxation and self-care are valuable and important ways to ensure that you are able to make the most of the season.

If you are finding yourself battling with the constant struggle to relax, here are some great ways to unwind and de-stress during the most wonderful time of the year.

Enjoy a Drink
While a glass of fizz or a bottle of bubbly might float your boat, for others, a simple hot drink is the perfect comfort on a cold winter’s night. In the evening, make yourself a cup of tea or a hot chocolate with all the works to warm you up ready for a great night’s sleep. Alternatively, a delicious mug of coffee will make the perfect accompaniment to your mid-morning break. After all, with a premium coffee blend, even just five minutes of relaxation can provide a real boost to your mood and general wellbeing! You can find more information about setting up a coffee subscription to tide you through the winter here: https://www.coffeegram.com/subscriptions/

Pamper Time
A pamper night is the ultimate luxury indulgence. Even if you lack the time or spare money to be able to book yourself in for a treatment at the spa, there’s no reason why you can’t bring the spa to you instead! Take a long, hot shower or a relaxing bath (with your favourite bubble bath, oils or bath bomb, of course!) and try to let the tension leave your body as your muscles relax in the water. Afterwards, treat yourself to some moisturiser and a facemask to really maximise the pamper potential! Add a coat of nail varnish and you’re bound to feel as good as new, ready to take on the world.

Indulge in a Sweet Treat
What food is your guilty pleasure? Give yourself a night off from the Christmas party dress diet and instead, allow yourself the freedom to indulge in all the festive culinary delights that are around at this time of year. From a seasonal chocolate to a mince pie or two, whatever your foodie weakness, it’s the perfect opportunity to give in and make the most of the season’s festivities. 

Catch up with Loved Ones
Can you remember the last time you sat down for a real talk with your close family or best friends? Life and work often have a tendency of getting in the way of relationships, but it’s important not to drift apart from the people who mean the most to you. Head out for a coffee and a catch-up with friends and make sure that you show your loved ones just how much you appreciate them this Christmas.
No matter what the winter decides to throw at you, feeling calm, confident and collected will ensure that you are in a much better position to be able to deal with all the season’s ups and downs without getting stressed out.

How do you relax?


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