Taking Care of Yourself During the Festive Season

It’s a wonderful time of the year, but let’s get real: It’s easy to get swept up in the rage of the season and to put too much pressure on yourself to manage too many things.

Christmas is arguably one of the busiest times of year and, if you’re anything like us, you’re probably fully booked every evening from now until at least the 27th. Taking time out for yourself might be the last thing on your mind when there are presents to wrap and Christmas cocktails to be had, but a hectic festive season is a reason to slow down and book in a night of R&R (Rest and Relaxation). So, sit back, relax and learn how to truly treat yourself this Christmas.

  1. Pamper Yourself Peaceful

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There’s something about an un-chipped manicure or glossy blow-dry that can make you feel pulled together, even when your to-do list is longer than Santa’s Christmas list. Book into your local salon for a few hours of dedicated pampering and leave with super soft locks and polished nails that’ll keep you feeling fresh for days.

  1. Shop your Own Wishlist

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The list of people you need to buy Christmas presents for never seems to end, but there’s always room to add your own name to the list. If you see a necklace you love while buying earrings for your sister then don’t feel bad about treating yourself. Take advantage of the festive offers and pick up that skin care device you always wanted from our Beauty Range. With the Christmas run now in full swing, make sure you indulge in some “me-time” with these home spa goodies.

  1. Turn Down Plans

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Baby, it’s cold outside, so don’t feel bad about turning down another night of Christmas cocktails for a cozy evening on the sofa. If your social calendar is filling up faster than a stocking on Christmas Eve, take time out for yourself and cozy up on your sofa to recharge your batteries ready for the real celebrations.

If you’re looking to release tension and unwind at home, treat yourself to our new Gel Massage Range. This will do the trick of taking the weight off your feet AND give you the ultimate relaxation of all times.

  1. Give into Christmas Cravings

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Christmas is a time for indulgence, so hustle your family out of the kitchen and prepare your favourite Christmas snack – just for you. Dig out your festive crockery and plate up crackers with cranberry cheese, luxury mince pies or even bake some nostalgic Christmas cookies. Wash it all down with a mulled wine or festive gin and tonic.

  1. Set the Scene

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An uninterrupted evening on the sofa can be so much more special with the right home accessories. Transform your sofa with a faux fur throw or luxe cushions, fill your room with relaxing smells by placing 5-7 drops of the Ellia Essential Oils in your diffuser (or maybe light a Christmas-scented candle). Drape a star garland over your mantelpiece for festive interiors update that will make you feel like you’re staying in a fancy hotel. Sit back and kick off the night with relaxation!

  1. Wrap Up Warm

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Your bedtime routine might consist of throwing on a comfy ‘vintage’ t-shirt with some bobbled pyjama bottoms, but this winter pick up a new pair of matching pyjamas add cozy socks and a cashmere jumper for a luxurious lounge look.

  1. Switch Off – Completely

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You might be at home with the front door firmly shut, but with your mobile next to you it’s far too easy to get invested in planning a family outing or a WhatsApp group chat. Instead, turn your phone completely off while you settle down on the sofa to ensure that nothing interrupts your Christmas movie night. With Home Alone streaming from Christmas Day, you won’t want to be disturbed.

8. Spend Time with your Pets! 

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Let your furry friend know how special this time is by treating them to extra cuddles. If you do not have a pet, go out and donate something. Make it a season of giving. You will be surprised by how much you can care for others and get happiness out of it!

If self-care doesn’t come naturally to you, the things mentioned above are sure to do the trick this holiday season! Keeping this in mind, you can still go out of your way to make sure everything is done and dusted so that everyone has the “best holiday ever”.

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