The ultimate holiday guide - How to de-stress with Anyhere
As we are moving towards the end of the year, that means Christmas is also around the corner. Being just one month away, we have already started thinking about which Christmas gift we are planning to give our loved ones. Even though Christmas can be a very stressful time for many of us - many of us sure can relate to the fact that we are assumed to balance work and personal life gracefully while also handling a bunch of Christmas-related errands - we try to make the best of it by planning ahead. Therefore, we have created a list of things you can start thinking about now already. Hopefully, this will help you stay in the present and minimize the amount of stress you otherwise might feel during the holidays.
Plan the menu
By planning the menu ahead, you will have a great oversight of what you have to pick up from the grocery store before Christmas, what can be cooked in advance, and the time table for each dish. Having this in place will minimize the risk of having to go to the grocery store on Christmas morning, giving you more time to spend time with your family and friends.
Make a list of persons receiving Christmas gifts from you
This is really good advice from the Anyhere team since you can start planning your gifts months ahead. We like to keep our lists in our phones, making it frictionless to just write down any Christmas present idea you may get during the day. By having a checkbox in front of the persons you are planning to get a gift for, you can just check those persons when their presents have been purchased.
Do not underestimate the simple habit of writing things down in order to keep your mind uncluttered. It is useful in your everyday life, from work-related things to Christmas shopping.
Have an updated overview over work coming up and/or overlapping Christmas
If you want to maximize your chances of having a nonstressful Christmas, we think you should structure your time wisely so you know how to plan your time before and after the holidays. By doing so, you create the conditions required in order to relax during your time off. Knowing you have a ton of work hanging over your shoulder will not get you in a good space.
When you have planned your time for the upcoming holiday, make sure you say no if projects or tasks are not aligning with your time plan. Be kind to yourself and allow yourself to get into the Christmas spirit so you can enjoy the company of your loved ones. The world will not fall down just because you say “no”, even though some might feel that is the case. Just because you prioritize your well-being, does not mean it is at the expense of your success. At the end of the day, our health is one of the most important things we have, so do not neglect your personal needs.
Working hard sure takes a toll on your energy, making Christmas the perfect time to de-stress and recharge your batteries. It may seem like a cliché, but finding those precious moments in life is key in order to stay in the present and get yourself grounded again.
At Anyhere, we recognize the need to highlight all of the bullet points above since we do know it is easy to forget to unbend and let go of all of the things buzzing around us. Regardless if you are celebrating Christmas at home, overseas, or maybe with another family, we believe our pajamas are the perfect gift for either yourself or someone you care about. Our pieces are carefully selected and manufactured for every woman out there to feel like they are carrying a piece of home, whenever and wherever. A feeling perfect for Christmas.