How I Spent My Christmas Holiday

“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” 
― Jane Austen

In a word, or rather three: on the couch.

It was great!

There is something so nice about doing very little in the dead of winter. Jeff and I had a few ideas about trying to travel for Christmas but after honestly assessing our bank account and savings goals, we binned that notion and opted for a staycation instead. I thought we we would be pleasantly lazy as a result but even I was surprised at how busy we weren’t. Full disclosure, there were multiple days when we didn’t even leave the house. In a row.

It was ridiculously good for me, I haven’t been that relaxed in a very long time.

It’s easy to vilify laziness, but I’m learning how important it can be to me as a type A person. I very, very seldom manage (much less give myself the opportunity) to switch off and I’ve written before on the toll this has taken on my physical and mental health in the past; I have more than once literally worked myself sick. I’m determined not to do that this year.

Are you good at switching off or do you struggle with it like me? Lend me your best relaxation techniques in the comments and help a girl maintain her newfound chill!

4 thoughts on “How I Spent My Christmas Holiday”

  1. I’m glad you had a good break. It sounds wonderful!

    I definitely struggle with switching off! It’s something I want to work on this year — I’m very good about letting my mind run wild, thinking about ‘what if?’ scenarios and worrying about the future/stuff that I can’t control. I’d like to be one of those people who seem to effortlessly go with the flow, but I’m not sure how to train my brain to do that.

    1. …are you me?

      I tend to veer between extremes: I’m either completely switched on or off. I hope to find some kind of balance but I take small resets when I can find them for now.

      1. Small resets sound like a good idea: more achievable than trying to do too much at once.

        Have you ever tried any kind of meditation/mindfulness app? A friend recommended one called Calm and I’ve also heard good things about Headspace.

      2. I’ve tried Headspace and Calm and like the latter more because it has a bit more that I can use without having to pay for anything. #cheapskate

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