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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But with holiday-palooza in full force, you might just need something a little more meaningful than wrapping paper and reindeer to feed your soul. We’ve got a few ideas…
It might sound counterintuitive, but studies show that setting aside some solo time doesn’t just bring a calming catch-your-breath moment during the intensity of the holiday season, but actually gives your brain the opportunity to function more effectively. According to Scientific American, “downtime replenishes the brain’s stores of attention and motivation, encourages productivity and creativity, and is essential to both achieve our highest levels of performance and simply form stable memories in everyday life.”
Elaborate cocktail parties and even family dinners can seem daunting and exhausting when you’re balancing them with work, shopping, and life. A much more manageable option: Brunch! Much of the assembly can be done the night before (think: French toast bread pudding, quiche, stratas, fruit salad), and it’s all served buffet/family style, so there’s no tiresome plating, serving, or table setting to worry about. That means you get to en-joi yourself.
Lots of happiness to be had when you go with an updo for a special occasion: like the fact that it works best with second-day hair, so you can bypass that elaborate blow-dry session. Then make yourself even happier by spraying it with Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray, a guarantee that you won’t have to fiddle with it for the rest of the night.
Assuming you live in a frosty climate, stop for a moment and soak up the beauty of that magical fluffy stuff instead of looking at Pinterest pictures of snow scenes or worrying about putting on chains. A walk outside is serene. Doing it with family or loved ones even better.
The month of December is busy, and reaching out to long-lost friends may be the last thing on your mind. But reconnections are soul satisfying and they feed our hearts and minds like a big dose of emotional comfort food. So grab a glass of wine or a cup of tea and set aside 30 minutes of uninterrupted catch-up time with someone who really makes you smile.