As unbelievable as it may seem, the holiday season is almost here. The rush of celebrations, seeing friends and family, and gathering over elaborate meals is exciting, but also stressful. Before diving into the holiday preparations, it’s important to take some time to treat yourself so you can be refreshed for the coming days. Here are four easy things you can do to indulge in a little self-care:
- Plan Something to Look Forward to
Did you know that delayed gratification can lead to a happier life? Instead of going on an impromptu shopping spree, fill your calendar with something to look forward to in the future, like a special trip to a store you rarely go to or a weekend getaway. While this doesn’t mean you should never partake in an impulse purchase, making some plans before the holiday rush can be a good way to carve out time for relaxation or fun events beyond family gatherings.
- Splurge on a Fancy Home-Cooked Meal
Has there been a meal you’ve been craving forever but don’t have the time or ingredients to make? Now is the moment to take an evening or day and cook the food you have been wanting to. Cooking and baking can be a relaxing activity when you have the time to devote to prepping and enjoying what you’ve made. Treat yourself to something you love!
- Unplug with a Good Book
Before you get too busy planning and ordering gifts, treat yourself to a new book. Reading is a great way to unwind and take your mind elsewhere. Find a genre you like and settle down for a few hours and enjoy. With the limits on travel this year, it’s the perfect way to escape to a new place without having to leave your couch!
- Surround Yourself with Fresh Flowers
It’s no surprise that fresh flowers make people happy. This is the perfect excuse for treating yourself to an arrangement of your favorite flowers. Not only can they lift your mood, but they’ll also brighten up your home and can serve as added decor. Add a pop of color with our newest fall bouquets or let our local florists design a one-of-a-kind bouquet just for you by selecting Deal of the Day. It’s just the self-care you need. We promise!