Reduce Your Stress This Christmas Season!!!Hey there, holly jolly holiday shoppers... and bakers.... and planners..... list makers, card-addressers, package-wrappers, and more....
It’s that time of year, again! We love the holidays as much as the next person, but tellers be real, with all the incredible things this season has to offer, there tends to be a lot of stress that comes with it!
We have a few suggestions for some simple ways to reduce stress this year, and to keep in mind for every years after. These are just a few ideas for anyone to try and easy enough to do to help keep your stress levels down, enjoying more time with loved ones, making memories this Christmas!
(1) Shop online.
Ok, so it’s 2017 and virtual shopping and shipping are easier than ever! Save yourself and your cortisol levels from the manic craziness of the stores’ crowds and lines, and shop from the comfort of your own home! Sit down with your lap top, comfy jammies, coffee, and watch some sappy Christmas movies while you click away your holiday stress!
(2) Treat yourself!
*After a long day of shopping (if going into the stores is a must for you!), or a long day of running errands or wrapping gifts, be sure to do something for you! Buy a too-expensive latte or hot cocoa, indulge in a scrumptious pastry, get a massage or manicure. Wherever your happy place is, go there as a reward for all of your hard work!
*Lets other help out when they offer, or even suggest something simple they can do, even if they don’t offer. You can’t do it all, no matter how amazing you are. Even if you truly can, it’s not worth it! You’re going to miss out on some of these special, Christmas memories while spending every moment, checking things off that list, so be sure to delegate a little and let others help!
(4) Plan ahead.
*This seems easier said than done, but it really is key to reducing your stress this time of year, and ANY time, for that matter! Set your table, days before guests arrive, look up some “make ahead freezer meals” for recipes that you can cook now, and save for your holiday party or Christmas Day dinner. Purchase stamps, wrapping paper, and other items as far in advance as you can do you’ll have everything ready to go and won’t have to deal with the crowded stores so close to the holidays.
(5) Cheat a little (or, a lot!!)
*Purchase store-bought items and display them, beautifully, for al of your entertaining! Why spend precious time, slaving over spinach dip and cheese balls, pies, and cookies, when you can just get them from the store and call it a day?! If there’s something, traditional, like your great grandmother’s pecan pie recipe that everyone expects, make those few items and buy the rest, pre-made. Your guests will enjoy them just as much and you can put your time towards other things like spending time with the kids!
After those longs days of sitting in traffic, waiting in lines, squeezing through thick crowds, and wrapping a million gifts, we have another solution for a way to relieve some stress!
Come in to Pinot’s Palette, a painting and wine studio in Tustin, and paint your stress away! Located in Orange County, we offer 2-3 hour painting classes, guided step by step, by a talented and helpful artist! No need for prior experience as we are designed for first time painters!
Painting had been proven to reduce stress, encourage creativity, and offer a sense of accomplishment! Partaking in a relaxing painting class, sipping some wine, and listening to music, will keep you calm and give you a break from life’s hectic ways. Leaving the class with a handmade masterpiece as a souvenir, will give you a feeling of proudness and a momento of a fun night out! You’ll have a fabulous new work of art to add to your home’s decor, too!
Check out our calendar, below, and see what amazing classes we have coming up! This time of year tends to be one of our busiest, as we offer some of the most popular paintings, ever! We have tons of holiday and winter-themed paintings, perfect for getting you into the spirit of the season!
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and we hope to see you soon!!