Make the most of out of this Christmas

Posted on Thu November 9, 2017.

As Christmas steadily approaches, many of us busy bees look forward to the season of happiness and relaxation all round. While November still remains the busiest time of the year, for most of us, once December comes knocking on our doors we know that it’s time to kick off our shoes, sit back, relax and see what the festive season has in store for us. However, we know that this time of year doesn’t automatically summon feelings of joy, love and relaxation. We have to create spaces which allow for these positive emotions to shine through. Therefore, below is a list of tips that will surly get you into the Christmas spirit, courtesy of Vaalnest.

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” Edna Ferber.

As Christmas steadily approaches, many of us busy bees look forward to the season of happiness and relaxation all round. While November still remains the busiest time of the year, for most of us, once December comes knocking on our doors we know that it’s time to kick off our shoes, sit back, relax and see what the festive season has in store for us. However, we know that this time of year doesn’t automatically summon feelings of joy, love and relaxation. We have to create spaces which allow for these positive emotions to shine through. Therefore, below is a list of tips that will surly get you into the Christmas spirit, courtesy of Vaalnest.

1. Spend as much times as possible with friends and family.

This is a given, but you’ll be surprised how many people find themselves alone during Christmas. Spending time with those you love most is known to help you reconnect, relieve stress and show affection and appreciation.

2. Spend more time outdoors.

We may not know how it feels to spend Christmas in the snow, but if you ask us Christmas in the summertime is way better. Why not use this downtime to explore the outdoors and all the benefits it unlocks? Spending more time outside can help you escape from the Christmas crowds, leaving you more grounded and at peace.

3. Keep it simple.

A lot of people make the mistake of spreading themselves too thin during the festive season, by over-scheduling themselves. If you bombard yourself with countless activities, shopping, and excessive travel, you might miss out on the peace and beauty of this season.

4. Feel gratitude.

This should be first on your list. The festive season brings to light that year that has passed. Use this time to reflect on all that you have achieved, and the love and appreciation you have for all those important people in your life. Look at all the good in your life and be grateful.

5. Create countless memories!

More than anything, this season is about creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Whether it’s on your annual Christmas vacation or just spending time at home, make sure that you make this season one for the books!

6. Stay at Vaalnest Boutique Hotel.

With awesome rates and packages, picturesque and tranquil surroundings, luxury suites, and tons of fun activities to do, you are guaranteed to have the best time at Vaalnest. A night or two at Vaalnest Boutique Hotel will be the cherry on top of your Christmas Cake!