The lead up to christmas is so full of excitement and anticipation for Christmas day, but after the initial opening of presents, consuming as much food as possible and spending time with family and friends; it can leave you feeling in a bit of a flop. I find the time after Christmas and before New Years a bit anti-climatic since it is difficult to decide when the time comes to fully accept christmas is over (*cries*). But, in my opinion, Christmas shouldn’t just stop after the 25th, as December is all about celebrating and feeling festive; after all, it only comes around once a year!
If you are like me, and try to cling onto the chance to enjoy the festivities for as long as possible, here are some ways that can help!
CONTINUE THE FESTIVITIES
Most christmas markets last over the holidays so you can still experience the festivities after Christmas day. It is a great time to enjoy the christmas markets without the stress of having to constantly be on the look out for presents to buy for others, but you could even grab some christmas bargains for next year too. Baking is also fun to do during the christmas season when it is still cosy and to make the most out of days at home.
Just because you only saw family and friends a few days ago, doesn’t mean to say that is all your socialising done for a while. Depending on how much of a social person you are, rather than hibernate after christmas and refuse to take the decorations down, continue to share the special moments in your life with the people you love.
HAVE A SORT OUT
De-cluttering and tidying can help you to be even more appreciative of the gifts you were given from getting rid of anything you haven’t used in a while or don’t need any more. Sorting out doesn’t have to be a chore, put a film on in the background or put on a playlist to keep you motivated. I also find that sorting out this time of year is also a great opportunity to re-arrange furniture or mix up your decor for a new year.
PLAN FOR A NEW YEAR
This brings me onto my last point of utilising the time between Boxing Day and New Years to get organised. Start planning things you want to do next year so you have something to look forward to, and set goals which you can start before the new year as an almost ‘trial run’ to get you started. This can help motivate you and give you something to make the new year the best yet.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the festive season while it lasts!