Happy #MotivationMonday Everyone!
It’s beginning to feel more and more like Christmas. It’s a time of hope, joy, peace, love… friends, family, food… all of the good things that bring us together and make the season so bright! We know that this can also be a hard time for some and that being in the Christmas spirit isn’t something that always comes easily to each of us.
Whether it’s worry about jobs, finances, family, health… whatever it may be, know that there’s always someone thinking of you somewhere and that each year gets a little brighter. Find the things that make you smile and laugh! We typically go for all things food-related and love sharing our recipes and stories with you.
We took some inspiration from Christmas songs to bring you some things that may just turn your Christmas season around!
“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la!”
Get into the Christmas spirit by helping your home LOOK like Christmas; use everything from garlands to gingerbread houses. If you really want to get into it, you could put your home on a Christmas home tour!
* Singing while decorating typically makes your home look better.*
- “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”
“There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well…”
Head out to your nearest department store, town square or festive friend’s home and check out the spectacular sights. Sometimes a little (or big) tree and some blinking lights does a body some good.
“There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy,
When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie.”
Okay, this one gives you a plethora of options; head to your nearest coffee shop and try all of the delicious seasonal beverages. Or, make sure you head to that friends’ house that can bake like nobody’s business; I’m sure they’d love to share the 15 batches of Christmas cookies they ambitiously over-estimated.
*Please note: It is not advised to try ALL the seasonal beverages in one day unless you already drink five or more cups of coffee daily. Even then, maybe spread it out over a few days…*
“Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.”
This may have been a line originally intended for a very special baby, but make sure to heed this advice and get plenty of rest! This time of year can get people really run down and a good night’s rest (and perhaps a nap or two) can really keep some sickness (or unintended grumpiness) at bay.
- “Silver Bells”
“Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile…”
Smiles are contagious and they make you feel AMAZING. Try smiling a bit more and see where it takes you.
So, with all of this being said…
“Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Let your heart be light, From now on our troubles will be out of sight…” (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”)
We hope that any seasonal “scrooginess” or sadness quickly turns to cheerful, rested and joyful celebrating.
Do you have any Christmas time traditions that really make the season special? Let us know (In song, preferably! :D) in the comment section below!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas,
The Seasonest Family