The winter holidays are a fun and festive time of the year, but they can come with their fair share of stress and headaches too. Instead of letting yourself get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, these tips can help you relax, be present, and enjoy the time with friends and family.
Tips to Help You Stay Merry and Bright
You may have plenty on your to-do list this holiday season, but you better make sleep a priority too! Without adequate sleep, your stress levels are likely to go up and you may wind up not getting to fully enjoy the holidays. Sleep deprivation can cause or contribute to fatigue, overeating, forgetfulness, and other ailments you probably don’t want coming with you to your holiday party.
If the idea of being around certain coworkers at your office holiday party makes you want to tear your hair out, or you’d rather be alone than be around a certain few family members, gently remind yourself that it’s only for a short amount of time if these get togethers are unavoidable. It’s not ideal to spend your free time during the holidays around people who cause you stress, but you are in control of how you react to the situations around you. Take a deep breath, enjoy the parts of the festivities that you can, and remind yourself that it’s just one time a year.
If you’re dreading going to a holiday function alone, bring a friend or significant other! Having company that you can turn to for stress relief, comic relief, or just to roll your eyes at when your uncle says that dumb joke for the 30th time can mean the difference between getting to relax and staying wound up all throughout dinner. If you can’t bring anyone, bring some entertainment (a book, for instance) so you can enjoy some quiet solo time.
Don’t forget to make time for self care! While the holidays are a time to think of others and spend time with them, it’s important to remember to consider your own needs as well. Even if that means taking a break from holiday shopping to enjoy a hot cup of tea in a relaxing bath, watching an episode of your favorite TV show in your softest and fuzziest slippers, or making a batch of decadent cookies just for you; make time for yourself this season so you can be your best self when it comes time to celebrate with other
Shea butter is an ultra rich, soothing, solid oil hydrator! Not only does it help with nourishing your skin, but shea butter also contains antioxidant powers and anti-aging. It is one of the cornerstones of Etta + Billie product! We love it for how it boosts our essential oil blends, and how it leaves all of our customer's skin feeling extra soothed.
Exfoliating your skin is not only great for maintaining a healthy glow - but essential for activating the regeneration of new skin cells and cleansing your pores. We're here to share the most important steps to take when exfoliating your skin!
It's one of the hardest things we can learn to do as adults - balancing self care, life, and all the other tasks at hand. Finding moments of zen can look differently for everyone, especially when you have a line of items demanding your attention (like in my case, my family and my business!). Here are some of our tips to incorporate some more self care into your weekly routine - and relax!