Can you believe it’s already that time of year again?
The holiday season countdown has officially begun – and with the last year’s hardships amid a global pandemic, having something to look forward to is the best way to lift one’s spirits.
The holidays are for giving thanks, spending time with your loved ones, and celebrating the end of another eventful year. Here are five of the best ways to get in the mood for some festive cheer!
Decorate, Decorate, Decorate!
Now’s the time to start decorating your office to spread some festive cheer – and if you’re working from home, it’s a great excuse to adorn your house with Christmas decorations as well.
The simple act of dusting off the box of santa claus christmas ornaments and putting up the tree early in the festive season helps create a visual cue – which helps us mentally prepare ourselves for the good times ahead. Get the whole family involved in starting the festivities – you can even get your kids to make their own special decorations.
Connect With Your Loved Ones
If you haven’t connected with some of your loved ones for a while, that’s okay. You needn’t feel guilty about keeping your distance due to everything that’s been happening in the world. Even if the pandemic didn’t affect your social life, sometimes it’s difficult to find the time to reconnect with the people you care about – and that’s okay too.
With the holidays approaching, there’s no better time to get in touch with the people you haven’t spoken to for a while. Call them, invite them to a video call, or even write them a letter and post it. The festive season is one of the best times to reconnect with your loved ones.
Make a Christmas Playlist
A wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit is to create a festive playlist – so start cranking up those Christmas carols!
You can share your playlist with your family and family or keep it all to yourself – just be sure that you have it ready when you need to dance the end-of-the-year fatigue away.
Recreate Your Favorite Holiday Foods
It’s never too early to get ready for festive gatherings with friends and family, so get out your family recipe book and start planning a big Christmas feast.
Recreating old family favorites is a sure way to bring back good memories, or you can try something new this year – either way, get the kids involved and ask them what they’d like to eat or help make this Christmas.
Watch a Festive Movie Marathon
The perfect way to get out of a rut and shift gears into the holiday season is to have a festive movie marathon!
Whether you do it with family or by yourself, snuggling into your coziest pajamas and bundling up to watch your favorite holiday movies or TV specials is a way to take a break from the daily grind. Don’t forget the warm mug of cocoa!