Simple Ways to Slow Down Before the Holidays Creep Up On You

As the holiday season fast approaches, it's easy to get swept up in the whirlwind of festivities, shopping, and social gatherings. But throughout this busy time of the year, do you ever find yourself exhausted and wishing for it to be over?

You’re not alone! Amidst the cheerful chaos, it's crucial to remember the importance of slowing down and prioritising rest and relaxation. Taking the time to recharge not only benefits your physical and mental well-being but also enhances your overall holiday experience.

By deliberately carving out moments for tranquillity, you give yourself the opportunity to rejuvenate. Particularly before things start to get too busy, it’s important to make sure you’re prioritising your health by making sure rest and relaxation doesn’t move to the bottom of your priority list.

Simple things you can do to slow down before things get busy

Here are a few things you can try this month to make sure you’re getting enough downtime, to give yourself the energy to truly enjoy the silly season!

  • Embrace the power of a leisurely bath - don’t forget to include your favourite essential oils. This is such a simple and effective way to regularly keep yourself relaxed and ready to tackle any challenges ahead
  • Prioritise gentle movement, especially in nature
  • Throughout the day take the time to set aside a few moments of deep breathing. Check in with yourself and your nervous system. Ask yourself if there is anything you can do to better support yourself.

By simply taking the time to check in with yourself, slow down and acknowledge the chaos that this season can create, it will allow yourself to approach the festivities with a refreshed perspective.


The positive results from rest and self care

Taking the time to rest before things get too busy, fosters improved cognitive function and creativity. It enables you to tackle holiday planning and preparations with a clear mind and a greater sense of focus. Rather than racing against the clock, you'll find joy in each task, savouring the process rather than working toward the end goal of this time being over and done with.

This will support you in ensuring meaningful connections and shared moments become the cornerstone of your holiday celebrations.In the midst of the holiday rush, remember that embracing tranquillity is not a luxury but a necessity. By intentionally slowing down and prioritising rest and relaxation, you lay the foundation for a more fulfilling, joyous, and memorable holiday season. Give yourself the gift of serenity and good quality sleep, and let the true magic of the holidays unfold.