Ways to Relax After the Holidays
Now that the holidays are over, you are probably in need of some major relaxing and de-stressing. There are many ways to relax from all the holiday rage but I have found 5 very useful hacks to share with you all 🙂
1. Aroma Home Pug Microwavable Hot Hug
The first thing I suggest is to get an Aroma Home Pug Microwavable Hot Hug. They are infused with lavender oils which is known to help relax the mind and body. The pug plush is conveniently sold on Amazon. How it works is you take the microwavable insert out of the Velcro pouch on its belly and microwave it for 30 seconds (make sure the microwave is clean and free of grease) and then you take it out and test the warmth to make sure it is not too hot. If you still want it warmer, you warm it up in 10 second intervals until the desired warmth is reached. Then it is ready to be cuddled! I got one for Christmas and I am just obsessed with it, partly because it is a pug and who doesn’t like pugs, but also because it keeps me warm and helps calm me down with the lavender scent after a long day of work. It even helps with that time of the month, Ladies, if you get really bad cramps!
Here is the link to get the Aroma Home Pug Microwavable Hot Hug plush: Aroma Home Pug Microwavable Hot Hug *
2. Art Naturals Essential Oil Diffused
An Art Naturals oil diffuser is similar idea to the aromatherapy plush but is a machine that emits an oil infused mist into the air and can be used with a variety of different oil scents. Art Naturals sells eight different types of oils that include: Frankincense, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemon Grass, Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, and Rosemary. I also got one of these, plus the set of eight oils, for Christmas and used it that night. I used the lavender oil first because that is my go-to scent with aromatherapy and it helped me relax before bed (especially after all the Christmas chaos). Each scent is supposed to help with different things such as lavender with relaxation, peppermint with headaches, Eucalyptus for cold or flu, and etc (the oils come with a pamphlet that tells you about each oil).
You can get the Art Naturals Essential Oil Diffuser here: Art Naturals Essential Oil Diffuser *
And the eight pack of oils here: Art Naturals Top 8 Essential Oils *
3. Go Out To Eat or Have Food Delivered
If you were the one hosting the Christmas party and making all the delicious food for it, then the last thing you are going to want to do is cook more food after then. Instead, go out to eat at a restaurant or even have some food delivered right to your front door; it could be a cute date with the hubby or even a treat for yourself.
You are bound to have at least one gift card to a restaurant given to you as a gift for Christmas so might as well take advantage of it (you don’t even need to get dressed up). My husband and I decided to go out to dinner at Chili’s (since we got so many gift cards for them) and it really was relaxing to just have someone make food for you.
UberEATS is one way you could have food delivered to your doorsteps and it really easy! Just sign up and browse the restaurants around you available for delivery. There is such a huge variety of restaurants that deliver through this delivery service and it is relatively cheap! You can spend the day after Christmas in your Pajamas, lounging on the couch, watching Netflix, while stuffing your face with your favorite food. That sounds like a great day to me!
4. Get Outside!
After the holidays, people might be on a stricter budget after splurging on all those gifts for friends and family so a free way to get some relaxation is just simply go outside and get some fresh air. Especially if you ate too much during Christmas, this is a good way to get off the couch and get some light exercise that can help de-stress your mind. I like to go on walks with my puppies to get some fresh air and they sure love it too! It is kind of a win, win situation too because it helps me de-stress but it also helps wear out my puppies, because they can get hyper at times 🙂
5. Go Explore
Exploring, or going on a short road trip, can be a great way to relax after the holidays. Whether it is just driving around those dirt roads or planning a small trip away from your town, this helps escape the hustle and bustle of the Holidays. My husband and I went on a trip for New Years weekend to get away and take a small road trip up to flagstaff with the pups to see the snow, which is one of our favorite places to go to when we feel like we need a break from all the stress that comes with life. Tip: Bring a camera along to capture all the scenery and memories. (P.S. look out for a post on our little flagstaff trip)
If you get stressed from all the Holiday madness, these tips can help you relax and renew your body for the New Year!
Comment a way that helps you relax from all the stress of the Holidays or even just everyday life. I would love to hear what tips you guys have for relaxing 🙂
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Hope you all had a fantastic Holiday season! Thanks for listening ❤
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