Sunday, 18 December 2016

The Life Post | Five Ways To Get Into The Festive Spirit This Christmas

Each year, come December I find myself in the same Grinch like mood, while everyone around me is playing Christmas songs and wrapping presents since November, I can never seem to get myself into a similar festive spirit and when I eventually do Christmas is usually over by then. If you are a student like me then you will probably associate this time of year with stress induced panic over essays, deadlines and exams rather than tinsel and fairy-lights. 

This year however, I am determined to force myself to get into a Christmassy spirit before the 25th. These are the little things I have been doing the past week or so to jazz up my mood and if you find yourself in a similar predicament to me they may just help you too. 

Buy Cosy Clothes
Treat yourself to some knitted jumpers, cosy leggings and bobble hats. Every Christmas eve my mam gives myself a my brother a new pair of fluffy pjs to put on that night and it is something I look forward to every year. It is amazing how a pair of fluffy pajamas or woolly socks can take your mood from 0 to 100. 

Light Candles 
Not just any candles, but yourself a couple of Christmas scented ones like gingerbread or berry, and light them around your bedroom or house while you are there, your bah humbug grump should be lifted in no time. 

Watch Christmas Films
This is a really good way of rewarding yourself if you are studying for exams. Telling yourself that you can watch your favourite Christmas film once you are done with school or college work will give you something to look forward to and make studying easier. My favourite Christmas film is most definitely Home Alone, watching that will never get old for me. 

Whether it is giving to charity or buying presents for your loved ones, I think everyone can agree that giving gifts is a lot more satisfying than receiving them. There are plenty of ways to give back at Christmas time, by donating something as small as a tenner to a charity of your choice or by helping out with a local shoe box appeal, by putting together a Christmas shoe box for the homeless. Also by starting to look in shops and online for presents to give to your friends and family you will be on top of things and feeling festive in no time.

Read A Christmas Book
Not everyone is into watching films. I would much rather cosy up and get stuck into a Christmas book than spend a couple of hours watching a screen. If you are like me, buy yourself a Christmas novel and get lost in a make believe snowy world.

Hopefully you are all feeling a lot more jolly having read this and with exactly a week to go until Christmas I hope everyone has a very festive- and not too stressful, week! 

What do you do to get into the Christmas spirit?

Adele x



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  2. Great advices, to be in the Christmas mood I'm going on Christmas market ;-)

  3. Great post!xx

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  4. These are wonderful ideas! I can totally relate as I never really feel that christmassy. But Christmas baking usually helps :)
    Christina ♥

  5. Great post dear. I associate christmas with exams so I totally get you.

  6. Your gifts are so cute! I used kids wrapping so mine aren't as elegant! But tonight! We are making smores (again) - a great success last night. And our plan is..... wait for it....... to get all our cozy blankets and pill under them on the big sofa and watch Frosty the Snowman. I can't wait! LITERALLY! Can't wait! =) Happy Holidays gorgeous!

  7. Wonderful tips! I am so ready for the holiday festivities! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  8. This tips are so cool!!! I'll definitly read a christmas novel :)

  9. I have candles everywhere! I bought a few just for the christmas time =o)

  10. These ideas are great to have a lovely Christmas. It's really important to give back during this time and share with others too. :)
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

  11. I've never had a wintery christmas as I've always been on the southern hemisphere so it sucks I can never wear cozy clothes during this time! Christmas films always get me in the spirit though!
    Kathy x

  12. Lovely ideas, Christmas films always put me on a festive mood!

  13. Totally agree with you! I love the Christmas atmosphere :)
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | Diy & Lifestyle Blog

  14. Oh thanks for share with us these amazing tips!
    I love it the cosy clothes

  15. Candles and watching christmas movies definitely get me into the mood!!! I cannot believe that Christmas is next Sunday, unreal! Lovely post!x


  16. Aww....these looks fantastic dear. Great list to do on Christmas, candle, movies and buy some cozy clothes are on my list too. Wish you have a wonderful Merry Christmas.
    Kisses XO, Kintan

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  17. These were great ideas, thanks babe!!


  18. Your mood is totally understandable. Great ways to get over it. Enjoy.

  19. Watching Christmas films is one of my favorite things to do! I think putting up my decorations is always a big way to get into the spirit, too.

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  20. Done everything on that list minus a christmas book! Does a festive blog count? :) Im feeling so festive considering in Dubai there isn't much going on apart from in hotels and some malls. I bought a special christmas candle and its perfect for a cosy holiday feel xx

  21. I totally get what you're feeling right now and I totally agree that it can be difficult to enter this festive mood when we're students.
    Love your tips! My favorite one is to buy cozy clothes and watch movies aha
    xoxo <3

  22. Love your gift wrapping! Great blogpost babe.

  23. Awesome gift wrapping) Thanks a lot for sharing)

  24. I totally agreed with all the 5 points you listed out (: giving and reading Christmas books x candles sounds super perfect. x

  25. WOW! I like it! Super love for your tips!

  26. I find that we start the festivities earlier and earlier each year. I think that's what kills the buzz of Christmas sometimes, but this list certainly helps! Love the Christmas tradition your mum does for you and your brother, so sweet.

  27. Aww hope you are feeling more festive now Adele :) You have such a lovely blog! I know what you mean being a student as there are other deadlines at this time of year. I'm such a big kid - our tree is dying we've had it up that long (fingers crossed it survives another week or so, or I'll have told you so from Dan!) Happy Christmas, lots of love, Helen xx (

  28. I love Christmas candles! Especially from Yankee. And yes I agree! Giving is always far better than receiving. Merry Christmas! xx



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