7 Ways to Help You Get Into the Holiday Spirit

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Sometimes you’re just not feeling it. I get that. Maybe this year you’re not able to spend the holiday’s with loved ones and you’re feel lonely. Maybe it’s just been an extremely stressful year and you’re over it. Either way, believe me when I say you don’t want to miss the opportunity to at least try and make the holidays a little brighter for yourself even if it’s totally different from most years.

Here are a few ideas that I know may seem corny and ridiculous, but if you lean-in and at least try to lay everything that’s stressing you to the side for a bit, you’ll feel better.

Turn that Holiday music on!

May seem corny, BUT IT’S NOT! Find the genre of holiday music you like and BLAST it! Have a cocktail (or mocktail) and release. Sing and dance around your home like no one is watching (even if they are.) I promise you’ll feel more jolly! There’s something about upbeat holiday tunes.

Drink Hot Chocolate

To make it easy for you, click the link below.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/20211/creamy-hot-cocoa/

Show the love!

Text your people or better yet send them a voice memo telling them how much you love and appreciate them. This can be quick and too the point. You don’t have to have long conversation if you don’t feel up to it, just don’t waste the opportunity to show love to your people. You will feel the feels.

Bake something!

Even if it’s premade cookies! Pop those bad boys in the oven and enjoy! The aroma it’s self should make you feel a little warm inside.

Sweat it out!

Holiday themed workout are easy to find. Peloton has holiday themed workouts available right now, but you can also search for free a themed workout on YouTube as well.

Donate!

If you’re able, donate to a cause. I don’t care if it’s only $5 JUST DO IT! Spend time reading a testimony from someone who has been helped through the organization on their website. Get familiar. Tis the Season for giving.

Give Thanks!

You can talk directly to God, through prayer, mediation, dance, written word, or there’s a million other ways. However you decide to do it, just do it. Things may have been tough this year, but we’ve made it this far. We are here living another day. There’s always something to be grateful for. Always.

Until next time…

@discovercharmcity

Alysha

xoxo

All pictures by Becky Stavely @ourendlessadventure

The Author

Awesome! Alysha January is the Marketing Manager from the Historic Charles Street Association and co-owner of Busheler's of Baltimore. She is an activist who is very passionate about creating equality, inclusion, and diversity throughout the community. She created a blog and instagram account called Discover Charm City to highlight Baltimore’s small businesses, local food scene, and her personal life-style. Alysha wants to show others how to live, work, and play in Baltimore and beyond. Alysha also host women empowerment events she calls, Gap Pal Events. She invites women to come connect with other women from the community in a safe open environment.

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