Countdown to Christmas: Daily Winter Wellbeing Rituals

As the holiday season approaches, it’s easy to get swept up in the whirlwind of preparations, gatherings, and festive activities. During all this excitement, it's easy to overlook our wellbeing. Yet, taking a few moments each day to nurture your mind, body, and spirit can make a significant difference in how you experience the lead-up to Christmas. That's why I've put together a collection of daily well-being rituals to balance your self-care and reduce your stress levels on the approach to Christmas… 

Morning Mindfulness: Start your day with a few minutes of mindfulness meditation. Sit in a quiet space, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. This practice can help you set a positive tone for the day and reduce holiday stress.

Express Gratitude: During your morning routine, jot down three things you're grateful for. It could be a simple pleasure, a cherished relationship, or a recent accomplishment. Cultivating gratitude has been proven to bring more joy to your life.

Hydrate with Warm Lemon Water: Kickstart your digestion and boost your immune system with a warm glass of lemon water each morning. It's a small, revitalising act of self-care.

Stretch and Breathe: Before diving into your to-do list, take a few minutes to stretch and do deep breathing exercises. It helps to awaken your body and mind and prepare you for the day ahead.

Wellbeing Affirmations: While getting dressed, repeat positive wellbeing affirmations. For example, "I deserve self-care" or "I will embrace the season with grace and joy."

Prioritise "Me Time": Schedule at least 15 minutes of "me time" each day. Use this time for reading, a hobby, or simply unwinding. Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish but essential.

Lunchtime Walk: Take a walk during your lunch break. Even a short stroll can boost your mood, clear your mind, and provide some much-needed fresh air.

Aromatherapy Break: Keep a small bottle of your favourite essential oil blend or one of our pulse point oils nearby. During the day, take a moment to inhale the aroma. It's a quick sensory reset that can help alleviate stress.

Healthy Snacking: Opt for nourishing snacks throughout the day, such as nuts, fruits, or yoghurt. Eating well keeps your energy levels stable, reducing the risk of those sugar crashes.

Mindful Eating: When enjoying your meals, eat mindfully. Savor each bite, chew slowly, and engage all your senses. This practice enhances your relationship with food and prevents overeating and the sluggishness that it causes. 

Evening Soak: After a long day, indulge in a warm bath or shower. Try using one of our aromatherapy shower steamers or mineral bath soak to promote relaxation and restful sleep.

Digital Detox: Dedicate the last hour of your evening to a digital detox. Put away your devices and use the time to read, meditate, or have meaningful conversations.

Bedtime Gratitude: Just before you go to sleep, express gratitude once more. Reflect on the day and find three things that brought you joy. This practice helps us focus on the positive parts of our day and encourages deeper rest.

Unplug from the Holiday Rush: Set aside a few hours each weekend to unplug from holiday preparations. Use this time to connect with nature, enjoy a hobby, or simply relax.

Get Creative: Engage in a creative activity that brings you joy. Whether it's painting, knitting, or journaling, expressing yourself through art is therapeutic.

Embrace Saying No:  Don't be afraid to say 'no' to commitments or events that may overwhelm you. It’s essential to prioritise your mental and emotional well-being, especially at this time of year.

Mindful Gifting: Be conscious about your gift choices. Consider buying from small businesses, sourcing locally made products and choosing sustainable options that align with your values.

Stay Active: Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, even if it's just a 10-minute home workout. Exercise boosts your mood and helps manage holiday stress.

Stay Hydrated: In the season's excitement, it's easy to forget to drink enough water. Ensure you stay hydrated to maintain your energy and focus.

Journaling: Keep a gratitude or wellbeing journal throughout December. Reflect on your daily experiences, express your emotions, and set daily intentions.

These simple daily rituals help you navigate the season with grace and mindfulness. Choose the ones that resonate with you, and remember that self-care is not a luxury but a necessity. By nurturing your well-being, you'll find yourself embracing the season with more joy and peace.


Co – Founder of holistic skincare brand, Pure Thoughts and advocate for women finding pause in their day to breathe deeply, give thanks and reconnect to what matters. Loves early mornings, dogs and books that you can’t put down.


  • Nurse Carole

    Love ❤️ and shared for my ladies ! Ive#you in

    Please keep blogs coming x

  • Nurse Carole

    This is absolutely beautiful….
    I’m a great admirer of your work and thoughtful mentality.

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