If the festive blues are threatening to hit, we know how tough that can be. But, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the festive season this year which is why we’ve come up with this fun list of things to help get you through. There are plenty of things that can be done each year to try and make this an easier season, but we know that sometimes it’s easier said than done. Keep reading if you would like to find out more about how you can beat the festive blues this year!
Plan A Christmas Watch List
The first thing that we recommend is putting together your Christmas watch list! For the movie buffs and series lovers among us, now is when you should be getting together a list of all of your festive favorites. Make sure to include some new ones on the list every year so that you’re not just rewatching the same things over and over. Not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with this, but it’s always nice to have something a little different in the familiar mix.
For example, last year Candace Cameron Bure’s Christmas movie came out on Netflix, and it’s definitely one you should be adding to the list. Couple this with the classics such as The Grinch, The Polar Express and Home Alone as well as countless others, and you’ve got enough movies to get you through the next three Decembers without rewatching a single one.
Decorate The House
Next, you should think about decorating the house and ensuring that it looks beautiful. If your house feels like Christmas then you’ll start feeling it too. For instance, you might want to think about putting the tree up a little earlier than usual. By putting the tree up, you’ll give yourself a clear sign that Christmas has begun. If you don’t feel like doing this yourself then there are companies out there who will do this for you. This can include in the house and on the house outside.
Find Your Own Traditions
A really big challenge of Christmas and the entire festive season is the stress that is often associated with it. For instance, you might be stressed about money or stressed about everything people tend to associate with Christmas. The good news is that you don’t have to include all the typical celebrations in your own festive activities. For instance, you can just plan things that are personal to you.
For those of you who find this time of year particularly difficult, perhaps counseling is a solution that you should consider. We understand that it’s not for everyone, but you don’t really know until you give it a try. Talking about your feelings, and why the festive season is so difficult may really help you. At the very least, a problem shared is a problem halved, and they may be able to give you some helpful advice to deal with your feelings moving forward.
Reach out to someone this festive season, so that hopefully you can enjoy it to the best of your ability. Maybe next year, things will be a little easier.
Avoid The Stress
Something else you may find helpful this year is to avoid stressing yourself out. Christmas can be a hard time for some individuals and if you feel like you can’t cope then just take a break. Nobody said you had to decorate your house this winter season, so don’t feel the pressure from your friends or neighbors to do so. If work or family life is particularly difficult then it might be nice to take a break from it all. Look at booking a mini getaway somewhere hot if you fancy some winter sun.
Avoid The Dreaded Flu
Finally, when the colder seasons hit you need to be prepared for what it can bring. Yes, we are talking about the dreaded germs that cause colds and the flu. These are more prominent in winter due to the dip in temperatures. Make sure you are wrapping up warm and avoiding excessive changes in temperature as this can exacerbate symptoms. If you are wanting to avoid catching the flu this winter season then it might be worth investigating the flu shot. Make sure you do your research before signing up for it and be sure to check you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
We hope you found this article helpful and it gave you some top tips on how you can beat the festive blues this year.