And just like that, it’s December. I’m not really sure where November went, I had big plans of things to achieve and never really quite got there. I’m going into December with a super positive attitude though, I want to embrace the festive season and really get the most out of it. Without any further ado, here’s a to do list to keep you busy and festive during December!
Drink mulled wine or cider every chance you get. Honestly, why mulled cider isn’t a year round thing is beyond me. I’ve already had my first steaming mug of spicy apple cider and it was every bit as good as I’d built it up to be. I’m looking forward to catching up with pals on dark evenings in the cosy Christmas bar, with hot mulled drinks cradled in cold hands.
Walks in the frosty morning air. I recently discovered a spot on my way to work where you can pull over and wonder into the forest. I’m trying to find time in my morning routine for even a fifteen minute walk, to kick start my morning with fresh air and a bit of movement. I love those frosty December mornings where it’s clear, crisp and cold, and I’m excited for a few early morning walks in the frost!
Invest in some new festive pyjamas. You know me, any excuse for new PJs and I’m there. I’ve got my eye on these Christmas Tree print ones from ASOS, I have some of their other pjs in this modal fabric and I love them.
Burn festive candles all month long. Gingerbread, cinnamon, mulled wine, spiced orange, tis the most wonderful time for candle fragrance. My new Anthropologie Gingerbread Candle is a current favourite, it fills the room with the most delicious scent, and makes my house smell like hot gingerbread lattes!
Invest in a reusable red cup from Starbucks. You can pick them up in stores for a pound, and using them gives you a discount on all your favourite festive beverages. All the pleasure of a red cup gram, with none of the single use plastic guilt.
Try some festive crafts. I’m doing a wreath making workshop with my family tomorrow, which I’m super excited about. I’ve also ordered some fillable baubles to try out Caroline’s Scandi Bauble DIY, I’m excited to see how this turns out!
Indulge in great festive food. As part of my treatment in the new year, I have to go on a pretty restrictive diet for two months, so before then I want to make the most of the great food that Christmas has to offer! Pret Christmas Sandwiches, pigs in blankets, advent calendars, give me the lot!
Embrace slow days. I’ve purposely not made any plans for between Christmas and New Year, because my body is craving downtime. We’re going to spend our days reading books, napping, and taking leisurely walks down the beach, I can’t wait.
What’s on your December to do list?