Take a chill pill

Hello Loves!

 

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year? More like the most stressful time of the year!

  • Work gives you extra work… gee thanks because we don’t have enough on our plates!
  • Everyone wants to have a Christmas party… on the SAME day!
  • Christmas cards need to be sent out before Canada Post f*!ks everything up!
  • Your to-do list ends up becoming a to-do BOOK!
  • Christmas shopping for a billion people who don’t want anything… until you give them nothing!
  • There are like 20 birthdays on top of all the Christmas shopping, that make you feel like telling them to f*!k off … although my birthday is Dec 30th, please don’t tell me to f*!k off, thanks!
  • Oh and don’t even get me started on wrapping….. *insert angry face

… Ok calm down!

With your brain reaching boiling point it’s important to take the time to breathe during this festive season, whether for 5mins on your lunch break or a whole day off… take the time to pause.

Some ways I like to relax are…

Reading

I am currently rereading ‘The Great Gatsby’ which I only ever read before in like grade 10 and hated it, I must have matured (slightly) as I love it now. I also just picked up the next installment to my fav the ‘Confessions Of A Shopaholic’ series ‘Shopaholic To The Rescue‘ by Sophie Kinsella.

Meditation

Ok so I can’t tell you that “oh yeah I am a massive yogi and I meditate like everyday”, because that would be a big FAT lie. My meditation lies in a little app called iSleep, it’s a sleep meditation app that uses breathing techniques and soothing sounds that automatically puts me into the deepest of sleeps.

Baths

A typical form of relaxation that really does work! Drawing a nice hot bath with some Epsom salts and lighting your fav candles is sure to not only relax your body but your mind.

Colouring

Yes I most certainly jumped on the colouring book hype… I mean why wouldn’t I, it’s so much fun! I’m current colouring book is the ‘Secret Garden‘ one, and I must say I am rather proud, my colouring skills have most definitely improved since grade 8.

Clothing

A simple way to relax I have found is with clothing, wearing soft and light materials such as cashmere can truly be uplifting. It also can look hella fly!

Netflix

I would like to take the time to dedicate my final form of relaxation to Reed Hastings, the genius behind the world phenomenon Netflix. Without Netflix I truly wouldn’t know how to live! I am currently watching… well everything Netflix has to offer, but myself and Sameer (my fiancé) are hooked on Homeland, please don’t tell me what happens we’re only on season 2… but it’s fantastic, although am I the only one that gets a little frustrated with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) crying face?

 

So how do you guys relax during Christmas?

 

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Sweater: Soleil Cashmere Jeans: Gap

xoxo Fil

34 Comments

  1. December 17, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    Beautiful Post and every on point! I do love shopaholic series!

    • filipajackson
      December 17, 2015 / 2:11 pm

      Thank you miss Darlene *kisses

    • filipajackson
      December 17, 2015 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks Jeanne!! xxx

    • filipajackson
      December 17, 2015 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you girl!! xxx

    • filipajackson
      December 17, 2015 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you Arteresa… yes go take a nice relaxing bath x

  2. December 17, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    You’re so right–christmas is wonderful, but terribly stressful! There’s always so much to do. I bet your puppy friend helps make relaxing a bit easier!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • filipajackson
      December 17, 2015 / 4:05 pm

      He helps a little bit… although it’s like taking care of a baby lol.

    • filipajackson
      December 17, 2015 / 5:18 pm

      Thank you Katherine, I am normally a monochrome kind of girl so this is all new for me… I’m liking it.

    • filipajackson
      December 17, 2015 / 10:14 pm

      That sounds like a perfect way to relax. Thank you Radi x

  3. Alice
    December 18, 2015 / 5:14 am

    What a wonderful post to read, thanks for your tips! Love that fuchsia cardi on you!
    Fashion Soup

    • filipajackson
      December 18, 2015 / 10:52 am

      Thank you Alice, I’m not use to colour at all but I kinda love it! x

    • filipajackson
      December 18, 2015 / 10:52 am

      Thank you darling, he can be a little monster but I sure do love him x

    • filipajackson
      December 18, 2015 / 10:52 am

      Oh gosh finals! I forgot about those, thankfully I graduated a long time ago, don’t think I could cope anymore. Good luck with your finals Danika… and shopping!!! x

  4. December 18, 2015 / 8:23 am

    There is seriously so much stress around the holidays, it is so important to take time to relax. I had to laugh at “send xmas cards before canada post messes everything up.” I just ordered something online and the tracking just stops. It’s MIA. I don’t understand why they don’t add more staff, I’m assuming there are record highs of people ordering online this year!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • filipajackson
      December 18, 2015 / 10:50 am

      Right!!! But they don’t so you wait and wait and it comes a week after Christmas, and then when you complain they make it out to be all your fault!!! RRRRRRRRR *insert angry face.

      xxx

    • filipajackson
      December 18, 2015 / 10:48 am

      Thank you x

    • filipajackson
      December 18, 2015 / 10:48 am

      OMG Twilight!!! I am still obsessed … is that a bad thing? Oh well I love it.

    • filipajackson
      December 18, 2015 / 10:47 am

      Oh your the sweetest… thank you so much x

    • filipajackson
      December 18, 2015 / 10:47 am

      Thank you Shauna!

  5. Siffat Haider
    December 20, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    These pictures are adorable! The holidays can be so crazy – it’s so important to take a minute and freaking relax!
    xo
    Siffat
    https://icingandglitter.wordpress.com

    • filipajackson
      December 20, 2015 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks honey bunny! Yes it is… without my daily me time I think I would go insane x

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