The Christmas Season: a time of rushing around getting things done, stressing over Christmas gifts and lots of sighs of “how is it that time already?” While we can get a bit caught up in the busyness of the season it’s important to remember what this time of the year really means to you. We love Christmas for the time we spend with our friends and loved ones, for the opportunity to show gratitude and for all the amazing food and drink!
As December is such a consumer-centric time of the year, we can also become distracted from the values we hold tightly to during the rest of the year such as making sustainable and considered decisions. If you find yourself struggling to focus on what you value during the festive season, read on for our tips to make your Christmas a conscious, connected Christmas.
A Conscious Christmas:
With gifts for this, that and the other person, enviable Christmas décor and enough food to sink a ship required, it can be difficult to not just take the quick and easy route. However, there are a number of excellent ways to make your Christmas more sustainable.
Here are our Herb Farm top tips:
A Connected Christmas:
We think connection is key to making Christmas special and meaningful. Connect with others by spending quality time with your loved ones this season and make some special Christmas memories. Connecting with yourself is also very important in the lead up to Christmas. Don’t let your wellbeing drop to the bottom of your priority list; be mindful of where you’re spending your energy and put time aside to support your health and mood.
Make use of some any time off by spending some outside, connecting with nature. Spending time outdoors has been scientifically linked to improved mental health, mood, and vitality. Appreciate the beauty that surrounds us all and feel refreshed and cleansed by nature.
Top tips for a connected Christmas:
Remember that Christmas is a time to connect with the people you love and spend time doing things that add value to your life and bring you and your family joy. So, make your Christmas a Conscious, Connected Christmas.