As the holiday season is fast approaching, we know the stress levels are also increasing at a rapid rate. The holidays can be a tad overwhelming with so many projects to do, decorations to put up, and gifts to wrap. But don’t forget the magic of the season where having fun and making memories is what it’s all about. So just to give you an excuse to take a breather and get some perspective, we’ve put together a list of some things to be excited about this holiday season.
1. Sweater Weather
Who doesn’t love a good sweater? They’re cozy, warm, and can be dressed up or down. Plus, this is the best time of the year to practice styling with layers–chunky knits, boot socks, scarves, and cute hats to boot!
Whether you choose to enjoy the snow falling peacefully outside as you cozy up to a warm fire or you’d rather don your snow suit and speed down the slopes in a sled, skis, or snowboard, the holiday season is the perfect time to embrace the cold. Snow days (and snowball fights!) are an extra bonus. 😉
You might be lucky enough to live around your family but for some people, this may be the only time they get to enjoy their parents or siblings. You’ve only got one family so make the most out of this time you get to spend together.
4. Sparkles & Shine
With the glimmering icicles hanging from roofs, holiday lights dazzling the town, and all the shiny decor you catch a glimpse of as you peek through your window, the holiday season does not spare the sparkle. It’s also the perfect time of year to wear the sparkle. If you love shimming embroidery, sequins, and glitter, get festive and pile it on liberally for those holiday parties.
5. Time to Recharge
Even if you can’t get much time off during the holidays, most of us can take a day or two to rest and recuperate. This also is a great opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed. Take a moment to list your gratitudes, accomplishments, and milestones. When you look at it all at once, you may be surprised by all this year has given you and get excited for the year to come.
We all like getting presents but gift giving can also be a huge rush. Finding the perfect gifts for the ones you love most and anticipating their reaction is an adventure in itself. Also, it gives you a great excuse to go window shopping for yourself!
Two words: Oscar Season! Not only is this the time of year when the best movies are in theaters, but it’s also the time when it’s perfectly acceptable to watch your tried and true holiday favorites (over and over again if you want).
Whether you’re a fan of classic crooners like Frank Sinatra, or you prefer the newer tunes of divas like Mariah Carey, there’s holiday music out there for every type. It’s really the only time of year that it’s acceptable to blast these tunes, so embrace the Falalalalala!
9. Parties Galore
This is the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with people you wouldn’t necessarily be in the same room with during the rest of the year. Whether you’re looking for a new romantic interest or you want to network for that new job, you’ll feel like a star all dressed up in your glamorous holiday attire.
10. The New Year
The New Year means a fresh start, a new year of goals and opportunities. There are endless possibilities of what the New Year will bring.
Caitlin has made a career out of being a natural social butterfly. She holds a Masters in Global Strategic Communications from FIU and has a passion for connecting with the world at large through social media. She loves to spruce up her surroundings with DIY home projects, travel with her besties and meet new people during her adventures. Her newest favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day is with a good coloring book.