My 3 last minute tips for a peaceful and joyful Christmas!

We’re nearly there! Final work commitments, a few presents which you still want to get, last minute cards and baking some gingerbread men and you’ll be ready for the celebration of Christmas! If you somehow found a few minutes to read this article, then I won’t be wasting your time and will get to the point! Here are my top 3 tips for a peaceful, joyful Christmas break!

  • BREATHE

Taking 10 deep breaths can help you gain perspective. It can be useful when the tension gets high because of your last pre-Christmas work project or when during Christmas you have quite many family members spending quite a lot of time in small indoor spaces 🙂 Take a moment to breathe! Breathe in through your nose and slowly breathe out through your mouth. Repeat 10 times.

  • WALK

Walking is good for your body and for your mind! It offers all the benefits of aerobic activity and helps you relax. The welcome side effects of walking include an inclination towards self-reflection as well as possible meaningful conversations with your walking companions.

  • BE PRESENT & REDUCE THE USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Fight the urge to keep checking your emails or social media over the Christmas period. Instead, focus on being fully present. If you want to feel truly refreshed after the Christmas holiday, then you have to allow yourself to recharge properly. Setting tech-free times and no-phone zones can be helpful, but if you definitely can’t take your mind of your device you can do something for the whole family, like playing video games with a console or online, and there are the virtual games that are available for the whole family to play together. You can review here and check for the ones available so you can spend the time with them and have fun in the mean time.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Anna

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At the start line of London Santa Dash on Clapham Common earlier this month.
It was a fun 10K with 3000 other Santas!

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