mahabis downtime // our guide to a slow christmas


Just like every year, Christmas has snuck up on us faster than we'd probably like. Whether it's carols in the stores, adverts on television or a chill in the air... there's a sense of urgency that the holiday season is approaching. 

The next four weeks leading up to Christmas are guaranteed to fly by. During these weeks, on top of your daily commute, hours in the office and maintaining a social life, there's the pressure of buying gifts, planning meals and decorating. If you have children, you’ll also have to attempt to curb their excitement whilst keeping them in the festive spirit.

Whether you have the promise of a few weeks or days holiday to look forward to, or if you are expected to work over the festive period, Christmas deadlines can be an added pressure, and it becomes harder to stick to usual routines that help us relax. 

So whilst it's easy to fall amongst the holiday panic, this Christmas, we're suggesting taking a step back and taking it slow. 


Plan ahead

Avoid the queues and the stress of missing someone off the Christmas list. Plan ahead and space out your time. Without the pre-Christmas rush you can enjoy some time to put your feet up, and slippers on. Get your food shopping in with time to spare, take advantage of gift wrapping services so you can enjoy a lie-in before the big day.


Shop online

The high street can be a nightmare in the lead up to Christmas. Bustling through shopping centres and fighting the queues at the checkout is enough to put you off the festive period entirely. 

Instead, shop from the comfort of your own sofa and wait for your gifts to arrive. Check out out cut-off dates for Christmas delivery here


Know when to stop

It's easy to go overboard at Christmas. Whether that's shopping for gifts, food, or cramming various social events into your calendar. But don't forget to relax. Actively set aside some time for downtime. Read our previous articles for advice on how to embrace a slow morning and how to disconnect from technology for ideas of how you can relax over the festive period.


Set your Out of Office

Clock out and switch off. Simple. 



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