With Blogmas going underway, it’s always essential to remember to be there for yourself, as well as others. Self-care ranges for every person, but here are a few of my tips and tricks on how you can take care of yourself and others during the holiday season without breaking the bank!
⁃Drink your favorite holiday drink: One of my biggest priorities is always having a good cup of coffee or tea when I feel like de-stressing. My favorite hot drink is a good Vanilla Latte with a non-dairy alternative (usually almond or oat milk) or a White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks. As for my teas, I usually go for a good English Breakfast or Early Grey. More recently, I’ve been hooked on a purple tea variety from Kenya that has notes of hibiscus and it’s so perfect for the cold season.
⁃Take care of your skin: It is so important to keep up with your skin care routine during the harsh winters. It’s one of the things that I have learned overtime. What works best for my skin, especially when its extremely dry and what products I use. I’ll be doing a Winter Skin Care routine post later on!
⁃Give yourself some “me” time: The holidays are stressful enough! Give yourself a nice little R&R day. I usually do a face mask, drink some tea, and read a book. It’s always nice to take care of yourself without having to go all crazy.
⁃Spend some time with your family: I always try to give myself some time with my family before the hectic mess that is Christmas. Because I come from a Mexican family, we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. It’s something that I’ve always remembered doing since I was a child. But before all the cousins and distant relatives spill into your home, have some quality family time first!
⁃Don’t sweat the small stuff: I am that person that feels obligated to give every single person a little something for the holidays! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO (but I still do it anyways because I’m a sucker for giving). Always make sure that you get your immediate family gifts first, then go for the smaller things.
⁃Look forward to the season: Some people can be down right rude during this season. Don’t let things that have no consequence get to you. It’s the holidays, be jolly!
⁃Give if you can: It’s always a nice feeling when you do something out of the ordinary. If you have an opportunity, give back to your community by donating gifts, helping out at soup kitchens or shelters, or simply just doing something thoughtful.
⁃Christmas is a time for your loved ones: Don’t forget to shower your loved ones with love (obviously). It’s essential to self-care to also show that you do care for your family, even when the annoy the heck out of you.
⁃It’s okay to be selfish: The Holidays can be chaotic. It’s always good to be selfish every once in a while and treat yourself to your favorite things. Do not feel like you’re taking care of yourself before others; you are important too.
Hopefully these tips and tricks will help you and others!