(BPT) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and while your holiday celebrations may look a little bit different this year, we all deserve to tune out from a world that doesn’t seem to stop spinning.
People find different things that spark joy for them. For some, it means buying a luxury present for themselves, taking extra time off work or reaching out to the ones they love. For others, it means loosening the reins on their diets by enjoying the sweet and savory foods of the season.
No matter how you do it, there’s no right or wrong way to get into the holiday spirit. Here are a few things you can do to keep the joy alive this season:
- Establish new traditions: You may not be carrying out the same old traditions you were in previous years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try something new. This is the perfect time to try a new activity that may just become something that you can carry into years to come. For instance, you and your family could stay in your pajamas all day or implement a movie marathon day cozied up near the fireplace.
- Indulge in your favorite foods: The holidays always bring out the best of sweet and savory delights. Allow yourself to really enjoy them this year because Santa isn’t the only one who gets to enjoy holiday cookies. And don’t let the heartburn that can often come with these indulgences sweep in like the Grinch. America’s number one antacid brand, TUMS, can ensure you’re able to enjoy those indulgences without the heartburn or indigestion that can come with it.
- Leave the decorations up a little longer than usual: A season that’s merry and bright deserves to last forever and we can all use a little extra of that these days. Even when the holidays are technically over, why not leave your decorations up just a little while longer to bask in the simple pleasure they bring? If it puts a smile on your face and makes you happy, it’s always worth it.
- Have a fun, low-key New Year’s celebration: Most will agree we are eager to welcome the fresh start a new year brings, this year more than ever before. While celebrations are unlikely to be the same as other years, we can still bid the year farewell in a memorable way. Consider a virtual gathering with friends or just fast forward to 2021 and skip the midnight countdown in favor of hitting the hay early.
Everyone deserves to treat themselves
2020 has been a rough year for us all. Just because things look a little different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to enjoy yourself, no matter how you decide to do it.