I can’t believe it is already December. That means the holidays are around the corner and that also means I have two weeks off from work very soon, which is very exciting! Do you have any plans for the holidays and next year? I have big plans for next year and I have a feeling that this is going to be a great year and that a lot of things will change in my life. More specifically, let's bring the hippie atmosphere and good luck to 2022.
Enjoying my holiday
I finally have two weeks off and I am going to enjoy it to the fullest. Because I can’t remember the last time I took time off from work. I don’t have a lot of plans for my holiday yet, but I made a few plans.
The first thing would probably be the parties. Year-end parties are always my favorite thing. I will invite my friends home and organize cozy parties.
Not only Christmas presents, but I also want to give my friends New Year gifts. I think I also want to go shopping if the weather allows it.
I made a list of books I want to read this winter and of course, I will make time to read more books this season. I have two weeks off from work at the end of December, so then I will have more time to read a bit more.
Especially on the weekend, I love to stay in and I only go outside when I have to do something. I am not a big fan of the cold, but somehow I can enjoy it if the sun is shining or when I make myself a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate when I come back home.
This is also a great time to relax your mind. Imagine a cold morning at the end of the year. You sip a cup of coffee or tea with your favorite book. There is nothing more peaceful than that.
Work on my mental health
Normally you have to make your goals measurable and specific but I think that is impossible for mental health. I just want to feel more relaxed, worry less, and make sure I take care of myself.
I bought a diary for 2022 where I can write down the things I am grateful for every single day. But if I just feel a little bit better than right now, I am happy. But I am going to take more time off to focus on myself so I will enjoy life a little bit more.
Because if you do the same things over and over again, you will get the same results. So that is the biggest reason why I am going to work on myself. It is scary but also very exciting. I have to push myself in the beginning and it is not going to be very easy. But I am ready for it.
Watch Christmas movies:
I hope that ‘Home Alone will be on tv on Christmas day because I haven’t seen that movie in a very long time and I kind of miss it. I am not sure why they are not airing that movie anymore because it is one of the best Christmas movies ever. Last year, the movies on tv were pretty boring so this year I hope for ‘Home alone’, ‘Elf’ and ‘Frozen’. Those are the perfect movies to watch on a Christmas day.
Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve
Somehow I am excited for New Year’s Eve because it feels like a fresh start. But I am also excited about Christmas. I can’t wait to do something fun for Christmas but I am taking it very slowly during the holidays. Nothing crazy. Christmas also means a day off for me and I still want to enjoy that. On the last day of the year, I am going to make ‘oliebollen’ and drink some fake champagne and we will probably watch the New Year’s edition of ‘The masked singer’.
Shopping For New Year
This is a great opportunity to refresh my wardrobe and home. There are many sales programs during this time. Take advantage of this time to shop a lot to welcome the new year.
Whether you want to shop for groceries, pick up other household essentials, or take advantage of your day off and return or exchange Christmas gifts, these stores have you covered.
If you want to start 2022 off on a productive note, take advantage of any downtime that you may have to stock up on whatever you may need.