The Christmas holidays are perfect to wind down, and it’s ideal for you to have some ‘me’ time once in a while. Recharge those batteries before the term begins and give yourself time to relax over the break with our six tips below.
Connect with Family & Friends
We find meeting with family and friends is a great way to ease any stress and take some time out. Enjoy some time over the break with the people who mean most to you and have a great laugh with them – it’s a super stress reliever.
Taking time to be creative is a great idea. Adult colouring books are very popular at the moment but painting and drawing is great too. Getting all creative is a fantastic way to focus on some ‘you’ time, and so give you time to relax.
Exercise is a fantastic remedy to reduce any emotional intensity you might be feeling. It’s a great way to clear your thoughts and recharge the batteries – it’s also ideal ‘you’ time too and makes you feel much healthier!
Revisit the Basics
Unplug yourself from your phone or computer and turn them off! Even if it’s not possible to leave them off all the time, just check in with them in the morning and then disconnect yourself. This will be worth it in the long term as you’ll be doing things without them, which will allow you to focus on them and really enjoy them too, as well as reap all the relaxing benefits, such as going on a walk or meeting with people.
By allowing yourself to sleep in a little more or just relax on the sofa in front of a good movie, you’ll be letting your whole body rest and will enjoy the fact you don’t have to rush anywhere. By catching up on the relaxation time, you’ll feel much better for it when you go back to school.
Reading is a relaxing, carefree activity you can do that can also feed your soul. Read any magazines or books you want to read and if you delve into any that are written by your inspiring authors, that’s certain to de-stress too and get you ready for the new term!
Try Meditation or Yoga
Okay, so some of you might be thinking this isn’t for you but by finding places to just focus on your breathing or do yoga poses, you’ll probably notice your stress just slipping away – they’re great stress busters for you to try and can be done easily by reading websites or watching videos (be careful though!).
We hope you have a magical, yet relaxing holiday!