5 ways you can get time for yourself this Christmas

Christmas is a time for family, a time for togetherness and celebrating being with the people you love, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get time for yourself. While getting time alone at Christmas might seem wrong I think it is just as important as getting time to yourself throughout the rest of the year. In fact, with Christmas shopping, wrapping, and cooking on the day, I'd say it's even more important - so here's how to get time for yourself this Christmas.

It's okay

The first thing you need to do is to admit that it's okay to want time alone. Yes, Christmas is a time for family, but you don't need to spend every waking moment together and allowing yourself that time alone will give you the energy for more fun when you're all together.

Give yourself permission, it's the first step and once you've done that getting everyone else to see it will be easy.

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. 

Laurence Sterne

Make a wish-list

Forget about the gifts, this wish-list is about how you would like to spend your time. Write down a list of things you'd like to do - that doesn't include chores or errands - and rank them in order of preference. When you have a list choose the first thing on there and promise yourself you'll get to do it at least once.

5 Ways You Can Get Time For Yourself This Christmas | Writing lists will help you realise what you want to spend your time on.

Get the kids involved in the chores

In other words, delegate. If you haven't already, introduce your kids to the concept of chores, get them to do little jobs around the house and when they're used to it you could even pass on some of your own chores - giving you time back that you could spend on you.

5 Ways You Can Get Time For Yourself This Christmas | Grab your hot coffee while the kids do chores!

With all the jobs we have to do at Christmas it's easy to say there's no time to indulge yourself, but that's wrong, there is time, you just have to find it.

Tell them what you want

Christmas is a time when everyone gets what they want. Santa brings your kids' presents and they shriek with excitement when they see it's just what they asked for. So, it's time for you to do the same - ask for what you want. If you don't tell someone what you want how will they know?

It could be a hot bath or 30 minutes to read a book but whatever it is you want, tell your family - and then do it.

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. 

Ellen Burstyn

Put down your phone!

Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, they're all sucking time away from you. You spend hours looking at beautiful images on Instagram or getting inspired to try a new recipe from Pinterest, but this time isn't useful. It's wasted - and it could be time you're using to spoil yourself.

Put the phone down, step away, and pick something new from your list!

5 Ways You Can Get Time For Yourself This Christmas | Quick ways you can spend time on you, even during this festive period.

There's not much to it when you think about it, all you have to do is give yourself permission.

How will you spend time on you this Christmas?

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