The decorations started appearing 2 months ago in the shops and supermarkets, then came the constant advertising, encouraging us to find the ‘perfect’ gift for loved ones. While it is easy to get caught up in the hype of the season, it can also be overwhelming and feel like an endless wait for the little people in our lives.
Soon, if not already, routines will be changing from structured to free, and the holidays will begin. A chance to relax, play, sleep in and eat lots of party food! A time for indulgence and freedom, which can be exhilarating and exciting and one of the most joyous times to be a child!
Not to be the party pooper, but things can easily change from calm to chaotic so I would like to share with you some of 3 of my top tips to survive the festivities.
1. Plan for some unplanned, unscheduled quiet days which limit noise and extra stimulation (or part days)
2. Try to keep to a routine of some kind – maybe not in the usual order – but the same routines happen
3. Spend time in nature and the outdoors as much as possible to promote health and exercise – which also promotes gentle and natural relaxation