On any given weekend, I feel torn between various tackling projects and lazing around in my pajamas watching episodes of The Soup
. Given that we all have to-do lists, which grow exponentially at this time of year, it's critical to find a balance between getting stuff done and relaxing enough to enjoy what you already have.
I am a pretty low-stress person, but I do like having projects and mentally checking off my list. While you can definitely still get things done meditatively (that is why I like crafts and baking), there is much to be said for putting down the pen/paintbrush/gift wrap/laptop and taking a breather.
If you're already feeling overwhelmed this month, don't forget to take baths
, drink a hot (spiked) beverage
, curl up on the couch
, and play some games
One last thing is to take survey now, at the end of the year, of all the things you have completed
. Rather than focusing on what you still have left to do, celebrate even the small projects that now enhance your home.
How do you balance your to-do list and your "free" time? What helps you unwind?
MORE REMEDIES ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
• How Do You Relax During the Holidays?
• 10 Ways to Chill Out at Home
• 11 Tips for Slowing Down
• Hot Sips: 14 Delicious Hot Drinks to Keep Your Warm
• Fish out of Water: Bathtub Envy
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