For some busy moms and dads, the idea of ‘me time’ is a distant thought, especially during the holidays. The good news is that there are creative ways to get away and rejuvenate when there is a limited amount of time available. While the tips below are great for the holiday season, they can work well throughout the year.
Watch a nostalgic movie
Watching a good movie can become a treasured part of the holiday season. For some people, a movie like ‘The Notebook’ is perfect, while others prefer a movie like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ You can choose whatever genre you like and it doesn’t have to be a holiday movie. The key is to carve out time to get carried away emotionally to another time and place.
Schedule an exercise class
Exercise does wonders what it comes to reducing stress. This is perfect during holidays since it’s one of the most stressful times of the year. The good thing about exercise is that you can choose whatever you like and go at your own pace. There are many exercise classes that have upbeat music that can get your heart pumping. They can also put you in a different frame of mind.
Read a magazine
Flipping through a magazine can be lots of fun because you can get ideas about different outfits to wear, while learning about various beauty products on the market. If you choose to read a magazine or book, you can add a glass of wine to make the experience even more enjoyable. If you really want to maximize your ‘me time,’ give yourself a facial while you read.
Enjoy brunch with friends
Relationships are an important part of life and having brunch with friends is a great way to build them. It’s also a great way to focus on yourself in a way that’s nurturing and healing. No matter what you’re going through, a good friend can add joy to the situation.
Go for a walk
If you’re not into exercising, but you want to boost your energy level, try going for a walk. This is a great way to get about 15 to 20 minutes to yourself. Even if it’s during the winter months, you can bundle up and enjoy the beauty of the season.
Take a trip to the store
When dealing with the chaos of daily activities in the home, taking a trip to a store can feel like a mini vacation. When you’re overwhelmed, planning time for a store run can be just what you need. When your spouse or significant other is watching the kids, you can jump into your car and head to a nearby store. The good news is that you can pick up a few items that you need while also enjoying needed time away.
There are many ways to rejuvenate during the holiday season. The tips provided can release stress, which is good for your entire family.