Easy tips that can help you bring peace and joy back into the Season by Laura Gaskill Houzz Contributor.
The holiday season is often a mix of joy and stress, and due to the current challenges, this year may be more difficult than most. But with a few self-care routines in place, you can regain your center and enjoy a peaceful, joy-filled season. Here are 3 easy self-care ideas to try during the holidays.
Soothe Your Soul With an Aromatic Bath: Essential oils can completely transform a bath into a blissful sensory experience. Try a few drops of eucalyptus oil to open the lungs, or soothing lavender to relax before bedtime. Add the essential oils to your warm bath when it’s about half full, and the whole tub will be fragrant by the time you’re ready to get in. ( I did this last Sunday…not only did I feel refreshed, but so relaxed, too!)
Bundle Up and Get Outdoors: Even on a cold day, if the sun is shining…going outdoors can be a real mood booster. Find a neighborhood park or nature area. There are many choices in our area! Breathing the fresh air for 15 minutes can be a wonderful way to decompress and regain your center in the middle of a busy holiday season.
Warm Up by the Fire: If you have a fireplace or wood stove, now is the time to put it to use. Light a fire, pull a cozy throw over your lap, and settle in with a hot drink and a good book. It doesn’t get much more relaxing than this. AND you don’t have to wait until evening to do this. Create a space for this in the middle of the day!