That time of year has come, and the chilly weather is definitely a daily reminder. Being in the midst of the holiday season fills us with the desire to do fun, nostalgic winter activities that warm our hearts, give us joy and help us indulge in the special time of year that’s filled with cheer and the feeling of love.
Oh yes, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the happiness with friends and family and recharge the spirit as we head into the new year. This list of things to do while partaking in holiday joy will help you be mindful, be present, and enjoy the magic of the holidays.
Make Getting Your Tree an Experience to Remember
Taking your family to get your Christmas tree is a beautiful experience that when viewed as a warm, exciting task can be truly fulfilling. After all, it only comes once a year! Pack up some hot cocoa in a travel mug, and sing carol’s on the way to get your perfect tree.
Start Your Very Own Tradition
A lot of people have traditions that have been passed down for ages, whether it’s grandma’s famous Christmas pudding or the fan-favorite the “Christmas Pickle,” everyone seems to have a “thing”. Elf on the Shelf has really taken off in recent years, and as cute as it is, having a tradition that just your family does is an even more special legacy that can be passed down for generations. Think of something your family will love and start a new tradition.
Do Things You Don’t Normally Do
The hustle and bustle of the year outside of the holidays often causes us to neglect things that we should be making time for. Because the holidays are a romantic time of year, make time for things you haven’t made time for. When was the last time you had a date night with your partner? When was the last time you did something new with them? When was the last time you even just went for a simple dinner and evening stroll? Slowing down and making space for love and romance is beneficial for relationships, and there’s no better time than the holiday! If you’re in the Rock Hall, Maryland area, visit the Wheelhouse Restaurant. We have white linen cloths, warm lighting, and great prices on meals!
Cleanse Your Life, and Give Back While Doing So
Let’s face it, each and every one of us has a small hoard of things that we either A) really don’t need, B) really don’t use, or C) have held on to for too long and it’s time to let go. December is the bookend of the year and is a great opportunity to start the new year having cleansed your life form junk you just don’t need. Getting rid of stuff de-clutters and de-stresses your life, and there is likely someone out there who will need and use certain items more than you do.
The holiday season is the time for giving. Get rid of old stuff and donate to those who need it. If you don’t have anything to donate, donate your time by volunteering, money or food. It’s amazing how good you feel doing that, and how much it really ignites the true meaning of the holidays.
Lastly, the holidays come once a year and they bring with them a unique feeling that keeps us going all year long, waiting for the holidays to come back around so we can stop neglecting that warm feeling and enjoy them. The best way to truly enjoy the holidays is to be present in each moment. Indulge in the sights, smells, and feeling of each moment during this time. Cast out the stresses of work, bills, and other fears and anxieties that aren’t as important as the love, support, and joys we have in our lives. 2019 brings in a whole new adventure. Right now, during the holidays, it’s time to mindful, to celebrate the positive moments of the past year, and find comfort in such as warm, joyful time.