Temperature Check — The Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, but it can also be quite stressful. It's that time of year when the leaves start changing, temperatures start dropping and stores start rolling out all the holiday gear.

The decor may be beautiful, the food delicious and there's more time dedicated to family. Between preparing Thanksgiving meals for a family gathering or wrestling that last limited-edition doll from some overzealous moms hands, the holidays can get truly spartan worthy.

Remember that self-care is not selfish; it's essential for your overall well-being. By taking care of yourself during the holiday season, you'll be better equipped to handle the various challenges and enjoy the festivities.

Find Your Comfort Scent (above)

Smell plays an important role in our lives and affects our moods more than we realize, so why not surround ourselves with our favorite scents this season. A little aromatherapy can go a long way in making our days a little brighter and our moods a whole lot higher. So, whether your jam is candles, essential oils or incense, take time to explore some of those decadent seasonal scents that are flooding the shelves while you can.

Cozy Drinks That Warm You From The Inside Out

A warm drink is definitely one of the most common forms of self-care that people partake in daily, and they probably don't even realize it. People never think about how quickly we turn to drinks to soothe our frazzled nerves. That first sip that coats your taste buds, the heat of the drink as it shocks your system awake and the sensation of warmth spreading from your stomach throughout your body as if you were surrounded by blankets fresh out of the dryer is the perfect way to center yourself during the holidays.

Purge Those Feelings

One thing we can all agree to for sure is that the holidays can be a tough time and we all need a way to purge our emotions. Homes are packed to the rafters with loved ones and way too many personalities, our normal routines are out the window and we're all just trying to make it through that next get together without one little altercation. Family time is great but there's no place like between the pages of a journal to purge all those tough emotions that can get overwhelming during this time.

The Nesting Period Has Just Begun

Nesting isn't just for animals or expecting mothers. If done right it could be the spot you spend most of your time this year as temperatures start to cool.

Just a few of your fluffiest blankets, some pillows (don't forget the stuffies from your collection), and your favorite spot in the house is all it takes to create the perfect nest to snuggle in and decompress.

Add in a snack box stocked with your seasonal faves and it looks like the rest of this year might be spent hunkered down in your nest watching holiday movies till the first signs of spring..

Temperature Check — The Holiday Season

Temperature Check — The Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, but it can also be quite stressful. It's that time of year when the leaves start changing, temperatures start dropping and stores start rolling out all the holiday gear.

The decor may be beautiful, the food delicious and there's more time dedicated to family. Between preparing Thanksgiving meals for a family gathering or wrestling that last limited-edition doll from some overzealous moms hands, the holidays can get truly spartan worthy.

Remember that self-care is not selfish; it's essential for your overall well-being. By taking care of yourself during the holiday season, you'll be better equipped to handle the various challenges and enjoy the festivities.

Find Your Comfort Scent (above)

Smell plays an important role in our lives and affects our moods more than we realize, so why not surround ourselves with our favorite scents this season. A little aromatherapy can go a long way in making our days a little brighter and our moods a whole lot higher. So, whether your jam is candles, essential oils or incense, take time to explore some of those decadent seasonal scents that are flooding the shelves while you can.

Cozy Drinks That Warm You From The Inside Out

A warm drink is definitely one of the most common forms of self-care that people partake in daily, and they probably don't even realize it. People never think about how quickly we turn to drinks to soothe our frazzled nerves. That first sip that coats your taste buds, the heat of the drink as it shocks your system awake and the sensation of warmth spreading from your stomach throughout your body as if you were surrounded by blankets fresh out of the dryer is the perfect way to center yourself during the holidays.

Purge Those Feelings

One thing we can all agree to for sure is that the holidays can be a tough time and we all need a way to purge our emotions. Homes are packed to the rafters with loved ones and way too many personalities, our normal routines are out the window and we're all just trying to make it through that next get together without one little altercation. Family time is great but there's no place like between the pages of a journal to purge all those tough emotions that can get overwhelming during this time.

The Nesting Period Has Just Begun

Nesting isn't just for animals or expecting mothers. If done right it could be the spot you spend most of your time this year as temperatures start to cool.

Just a few of your fluffiest blankets, some pillows (don't forget the stuffies from your collection), and your favorite spot in the house is all it takes to create the perfect nest to snuggle in and decompress.

Add in a snack box stocked with your seasonal faves and it looks like the rest of this year might be spent hunkered down in your nest watching holiday movies till the first signs of spring..