3 Tips to Enjoying this Holiday Season!

I’m a fall baby, so I enjoy most everything about this time of year, the leaves changing, the weather, the cute layered clothing, and all the delicious food!

We all have an image of what the holidays look like, in our mind or an actual picture!

Thanksgiving, aPear Photography, Jacksonville Photographer

Dinning Room Thanksgiving ’13 at my parents house. 

The image to the right will forever be my minds image of Thanksgiving. For the past 25 years we have had Thanksgiving at my parents house. It’s my mom’s favorite holiday, or it seems to be. I am pretty sure it’s because I was born on Thanksgiving way back in ’88.

This Holiday season will be different for though. It will be my first Thanksgiving and Christmas as a married woman!  It will also be my first Thanksgiving to be held at my house… my parents are headed into town for an early Thanksgiving, this week actually!

We don’t get to see all our family for Thanksgiving, but we will be going back home during Christmas to see everyone, and we can’t wait!

I love the holidays but lets be honest, they can make us a little stressed. All the people coming over, cleaning everything, celebrating family, eating all the delicious food, these are just some of the things you will experience. So here are a few tips to help you enjoy it a little more this year!

3 tips on how to relax and enjoy this holiday season. 

  1. Do something for you. Even if this means simply getting a coffee, taking time to read that book, or watching a movie.
  2. Cherish your family and friends, for we are not guaranteed tomorrow. Remember this is a special time to share with the people we love and we might not always have this opportunity.
  3. Be good to yourself. Make sure to eat well, drink plenty of fluids, and get some rest. I know, I know, that seems like a no brainer, but we get in a hurry and sometimes we put our bodies last.
    • Food give us energy (the right kinds of foods)
    • As it gets colder and there is less moisture in the air it’s important that your body get enough water!
    • Rest makes us nice! Plus it helps your immune system stay strong.

I am sure there’s a lot more I could say, but I’m gonna keep it sweet and simple!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy putting up the Christmas tree (if like me, you don’t like it up till after Thanksgiving).