Tips for Finding Peace and Calm in the Busy Holiday Season

Tips for Finding Peace and Calm in the Busy Holiday Season

As much as I love the Holiday Season it is also a stressful time of the year. With all the hustle and bustle about getting Christmas presents, hosting dinner’s, etc. – there simply isn’t much time left for you to relax.  There are days, like this weekend, where I completely felt a little frazzled and stressed. I didn’t get to shoot as much as I typically do on the weekends and my kids kept me pretty busy too. But I know of the importance to stay calm and relaxed during the holiday season. Hence here are some of my ways to find peace and calm during this time of year.

Go for a Walk

As a European I am used to walking A LOT. We should all find the time to walk at least 15 – 20min a day. Get your body moving and get some fresh air! I love to take a stroll around my neighborhood. I admire all of the Christmas  lights or I take my dogs to the forest preserve for a quick stroll. Walks always give me boost of endorphins and hence improves my mood.

Get appropriate sleep

I would love to say SLEEP IN but this doesn’t happen in my household. With two kids, one being a 19 months old, sleeping in is history. But to make sure I get enough rest I typically go to bed early, 8:30PM that is.

Pray and Meditate

With the hustle and bustle going I think a lot people forget to think about Jesus. It really is all about HIM hence take some time to pray and meditate. I pray in the early mornings before my family is awake and I must tell you, I always feel much calmer after I have prayed. It’s just soothing to me and I feel strengthened.

What are some of your tips to tackle the Holiday Season smoothly? Let me know by commenting below! As always, thanks much for reading! Happy Monday!

XOXO,

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47 Comments

  1. December 3, 2018 / 5:36 AM

    Oh such a wonderful post Vanessa! I totally agree with you, it’s so important to also look after yourself – especially during this season!
    Sending over much love, Carmen – https://carmitive.com

  2. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    December 3, 2018 / 7:26 AM

    I’d love to go to bed at 8:30!! I’ve 9 and 9:30 before! I also need to get back into meditating!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  3. December 3, 2018 / 7:36 AM

    I really need to start meditating again, thank you for the additional push I needed.

    Lauren xx – bylaurenjane

  4. December 3, 2018 / 7:49 AM

    I agree, especially with the pray and meditate part. You are so right.It really helps a lot and it’s really all about Jesus.
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  5. Shauna
    December 3, 2018 / 7:55 AM

    YES to all of this! Especially the sleep part..so important to take care of yourself. Have a great week, Vanessa!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  6. December 3, 2018 / 7:56 AM

    Oh youre absolutely right, December always feels so busy and never enough time to do all the stuff I planned. This year I definbitely want to slow down, and focus more on family and friends and enjoy the time than gift shopping and so on 😉 ♥

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

  7. Cora
    December 3, 2018 / 9:23 AM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts…That’s a very good idea, to take a rest and don’t forget to pray..
    Have a good start in a week Babe..😍😘

  8. Angela
    December 3, 2018 / 11:46 AM

    I never knew you were European Vanessa – so true Europeans walk a lot! Love that you mentioned Jesus is the reason! Yes!

  9. December 3, 2018 / 3:17 PM

    I definitely agree that prayer brings you so much peace. I also love taking walks and sleeping so your list is perfect for me haha.

    Mich X
    http://michjoseph.com

  10. Jodie
    December 3, 2018 / 4:16 PM

    It’s funny how we love the hustle and bustle, but the hustle and bustle doesn’t always love us. Great tips!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  11. December 3, 2018 / 4:44 PM

    Great tips here, especially love the praying and mediatating bit. Definitely something that I do daily. <3
    FASHION TALES

  12. December 4, 2018 / 1:33 AM

    This is such a great read dear. Indeed, it’s extremely important to find some peace and calm from the chaos of this hectic season. Being alone with your thoughts can help a lot, and yes, getting quality sleep balances your body and mind.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  13. polarbearstyle
    December 4, 2018 / 3:45 AM

    Thanks for sharing these tips. You’re right that this time of year can get so busy that we forget to take care of ourselves.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  14. December 4, 2018 / 3:46 AM

    Yes to everything here. What I need is more sleep and I totally enjoy getting out and walking in the forest.

    xo Yvonne
    https://www.aproposh.com

  15. Lovely Amusan
    December 4, 2018 / 6:01 AM

    Awesome tips V and it’s so true how you can get caught up in this busy period!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  16. Gabrielle
    December 4, 2018 / 7:17 AM

    Getting plenty of sleep is a must when it comes to the busy schedule of the festive season, very good advice there Vanessa! 🙂

    aglassofice.com x

  17. December 4, 2018 / 10:28 AM

    These are such good tips! I try to walk or run everyday – I feel SO much better versus the days that I don’t!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

  18. December 4, 2018 / 1:01 PM

    I love these tips! I love incorporating meditation into my routine.

  19. Paola Lauretano
    December 5, 2018 / 12:05 PM

    Great suggestions, lovely post!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

  20. December 5, 2018 / 3:53 PM

    I definitely a lot more Jesus and meditation because I’m starting to feel a little overwhelmed by all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! Thank you for sharing this! x
    Diana | http://www.cettedame.com

  21. December 5, 2018 / 5:45 PM

    Thank you for the reminder to pray today! I usually start my day off with a daily word and little quiet time session. It really makes a huge difference:)
    http://www.sundaydahlias.com

  22. karasclosetblog
    December 5, 2018 / 8:40 PM

    These are really great tips! Getting enough sleep is so important, especially with how busy this time of year is. I love that photo edit too!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

  23. December 6, 2018 / 5:44 AM

    These are all such lovely tips, babe! Getting the appropriate amount of sleep can be difficult, but it works wonders for the mood and mind xx

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  24. December 6, 2018 / 3:13 PM

    Walking gives me so much peace and sanity! Thanks for sharing these tips. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

  25. December 6, 2018 / 7:59 PM

    much needed post…proper sleeping is must especially when you are having a hectic routine… thanks for sharing such nice tips and ideas…❤️

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