“’Tis the season to be jolly!....” is what I hear every time I think of the holiday season! … And then I suffer through fragments of Christmas music suck in my head for the rest of the day because I can never remember all the words to one song.
As Christmas is quickly approaching here are a few way to get into the holiday spirit!
(Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas you can apply this to any holiday season!)
-Activating those senses- for me the holidays start with the food and smells that come around this time of year. The smell of roasted turkey on thanksgiving and home baking all December long, always triggers happy holiday memories. Scented candles are a sure fire way to get those happy memories rolling when no ones in the kitchen. I know bath and body works has some amazing scented holiday candles that are sure to spark happy and festive thought.
If you don’t have one sent in particular that reminds you of this season pick out a new one this year and burn that candle all holiday long so when the season is over and you smell that candle again later, all this years memories will comeback. You’ll be surprised how powerful aromatherapy can be!
-Take note of the little things – the little things in the holiday season can really make an impact on making it feel like Christmas. This can be from taking a second to look at your Christmas tree each day or humming Christmas tunes on your way to work or school. All those little holiday habits add up and make the days more festive and get’s you excited for Christmas time!
-Being thankful- take a few seconds every once and a while during this time of year to be truly thankful as to what you have can make all the difference. When you feel thankful, that humble feeling come along with it. Feeling blessed also helps you want to give more when it comes time to spreading the holiday love and cheer!
-Stepping back – this can be so hard when it comes down this supper busy time of year. There always so much going on, so many people to see, and shopping to do that we often forget to step back and take in the holiday for what it is, time off to be spent with family and friends. My advise to you is when you rushing around make and effort to take a step back and look around to appreciate he sheer holiday-ness of the time.
Is there any particular event, tradition or thing that gets you n the holiday spirit? Share in the comments! Because you sharing is caring! Till next time!
All my love,