Holiday De-stressing

Like almost everyone out there, the holidays can be a tad stressful for me. There’s just so. much. to. do. But sometimes I have to remind myself to take a chill pill and relax. The outdoor Christmas lights and that dining table centerpiece can wait until tomorrow. One of my favorite ‘me time’ activities is flipping through magazines. Lots of pictures, not a ton of reading. Score.

You can imagine my excitement when I heard Target was offering a $5 gift card when you buy an InStyle magazine and People Style Watch magazine until December 7th. So on my most recent trip to Target I picked up both magazines and my shiny $5 gift card. Even the cashier said, “Wow, that’s a great deal!” I’m not kidding.

After obtaining my $5 gift card I may have slipped back into the Christmas aisle to purchase some vegging out essentials.

I was delighted to get home, put on stretchy pants, curl up on the couch with my magazines, and eat my nutritious chocolate. The hour or so I spent mindlessly flipping through those magazines was very refreshing, and I got some great gift ideas for friends and family. So I count that as still accomplishing something while I had my ‘me time’.

Just a note, there wasn’t any signage when I purchased my magazines, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see any signage in your Target.

What do you do to unwind during the holidays?
What’s your favorite candy?
How many pairs of stretchy pants do you own?

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  1. I was doing SO WELL avoiding that deal at Target… but you’ve convinced me that I need to make it happen. In like 20 minutes.

  2. I love browsing Pinterest and other websites, but there’s something to be said about a good mag! Especially ones that involved celebs. And although I love my Snickers minis, I prefer to save my empty calories for alcohol. A glass or 2 of vino is all I need to unwind! As far as the stretchy pants, let’s just say that not all my maternity wear was put into storage…

  3. To de-stress during the holidays (and lets be honest, all year) I love curling up on the couch with my husband in my stretchy pants (it’s impossible to relax in jeans) with a glass of wine and some mindless TV.
    Oh candy…. My favorite candy at Christmas is those little Brach’s Christmas tree taffies. The peppermint ones.

  4. 😉 “Nutritious chocolate” — I love it! I love shelter magazines of any kind. I especially love the cottage-y, southern-charm-y type so that I can dream of our someday-vacation home. 🙂 And I own way too many pairs os stretchy pants — my favorite variety!

  5. Haha, I TOTALLY love my stretchy pants!! I’m so glad that you call them that — people usually give me a weird look when I say I need to go home and put my stretchy pants on 🙂 Good for you for pampering yourself a little bit during this crazy stressful season!

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