Guys, can you believe that 2020 is almost over? This year has been a crazy rollercoaster ride, but here we are! We’ve survived it all, and we’re still standing!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally upon us. We all make plans, and before we know it, the festive season is over, and we need another holiday to recover from the holidays. So, this year, I want to be intentional about how I spend my time. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of the festive season. 

Unplug from social media

This December, I plan to log out of Instagram and other social media platforms for a month. I’ve been craving to do a social media detox for some time now, but the nature of my work does not allow for such luxuries. I go on leave on the 15th for a month, which means I can finally unplug. There are always other ways I could be spending my time, but the addiction associated with scrolling through Instagram is a daily feature in my life. I want to reconnect with the real world again, have conversations with people while looking at them in the eye and free up my time to do things that add value to my life. 


While holidays are meant to be a time of celebrating and relaxing, we often get exhausted with all the holidays’ activities. Make sure that you schedule some time to rest. For me, the focus this year is on creating memorable experiences with my family. Instead of filling up my schedule with parties and get-togethers, I want to prioritise experiences as much as possible.

Plan ahead

If you plan to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends, don’t be that girl that waits until the 24th of December to make your trip to the mall. I will go as far as suggesting that you get that done by the end of November, preferably during black Friday. I avoid malls like the plague during the festive season. But I know that I need to plan ahead if I want to dodge the festive rush.

The festive season is a joyful time, and we need to enjoy this time with our loved ones. By reducing your screen time, getting some downtime and planning, you’ll be well on your way to making the most out of this time.

Love B


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