Give Yourself a Gift this Festive Season in Mind

The festive season is a hectic time with lots of different events to go to and commitments to keep. You’re probably juggling organising gifts for your loved ones as well as school, college, uni or work, but no matter how busy life gets it is always important to take time out for yourself.

Self-care 

Self-care is simply care provided for you, by you. It’s about taking time for yourself to treat yourself as kindly as you would treat others.

What self-care methods will work for you are as individual as you are, it is about doing something that you will enjoy and find comfort and relaxation in. Self-care isn’t selfish. In fact, it’s necessary, especially at this busy time of year.  Luckily enough, there are lots of ways you could do this during the festive period.

1) Watch a festive film

Hide from the cold and dark outside, and have a cosy night in to watch your favourite Christmas film. There are plenty of festive films to choose from such as Love Actually, Elf or The Muppet Christmas Carol, which will hopefully leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, despite the cold weather!

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2) Meet up with friends

Meet up with friends over the festive period, and go for a walk through your local Christmas market. You could do some Christmas shopping, go ice skating or just soak up the festive atmosphere. 

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3) Listen to Christmas songs

Make a playlist of your favourite Christmas songs to listen, dance or sing along to. There’s something about Christmas music that’s bound to make you smile. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, after all!

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4) Get lost in another world

Get lost in your favourite book, TV show or game. Sometimes it can be nice to switch off from the outside world and all the stresses that can come with the festive period. By immersing yourself in the life of a character from the TV show you’ve been watching, book you’ve been reading or game you’re playing, you can do just that.  

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These are just some ideas, but what you do is up to you and depends on what you feel you need to do to take care of yourself. Whatever it is, you should do something for you this Christmas… after all self-care is a gift you can give to yourself this festive season!

Want more ideas on how to look after yourself this festive period? Why not check out our 6 ways to take a mind vacation or chill out with our colouring page

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