Tips to Relax & Feel Happy During the Holidays

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The holidays can be pretty hectic. It's hard to find a balance between attending the family dinners, catching up with friends visiting from out of town, making a dish to bring to your work party, finding gifts for those you love, cooking for large amounts of people. Well, the list goes on. 

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With all the hubbub that the holiday season brings, it's important to spend some time to yourself. All you need to do is integrate these simple tips to help you relax during the holidays into your daily routine. Here's to a happy holiday season!

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1. Create a Morning Ritual

A morning routine can help you get excited & pumped up to begin the day. As I write this, I'm celebrating my morning with a cup of coffee. My drink of the day is brewed from the Dunkin' Donuts® Pumpkin Pre-pack Bag with a splash of Dunkin Donuts® Original Creamer mixed with Silk® Almond Vanilla Creamer. Fred prefers his coffee black. I'm listening to my "dance" playlist & checking emails as the San Diego sun remains hidden under a layer of grey clouds.

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2. Get Some Sun

Some people tend to get Seasonal Affective Disorder — mood changes related to changes in the seasons — as the days get gloomier & the sun comes out less. If you live in San Diego it's easy to get sunlight regardless of the season. However, you might want to consider a vitamin D supplement if you live in a winter wonderland. Make sure you're getting enough vitamin D during the winter months.

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3. Do Less

Don't over schedule yourself. If you give yourself an endless amount of tasks to do or events to attend, your stress will pile on. Relax during the holidays by focusing on quality versus quantity. Don't attend every single family function, work get together, & outing with old friends. Pick & choose particular gatherings. Be focused while you're there rather than worrying about making it to the next event in time.

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4. Laugh More

Watch a movie that always makes you laugh. Read a good book. Phone a funny friend. Play a comedy special on your bluetooth speaker & grab a cup of Dunkin' Donuts® Bakery Series Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee as you flip through a magazine. Laughter decreases stress hormones, while increasing immune cells & infection fighting antibodies. Laugh it up!

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I bought my coffee at Target, my destination of choice for coffee, holiday decor, & pretty much everything else. Save 5% on Dunkin' Donuts Coffee with this Target Cartwheel offer & take advantage of this Target Cartwheel coffee creamer deal.

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Hot drinks leave me feeling warm & cozy on cold days, which makes the perfect pick-me-up during the holidays. Whether you create a morning ritual that works for you or find a way to laugh more, remember to relax this season in order to be your best you!

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* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. & its advertiser. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure here. :]

38 comments

  1. doing less sounds perfect! this range from dunkin donuts sounds yum, wish we had these here!
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  2. Creating a morning ritual and forcing ourselves to relax a little (or a lot!) over the Christmas holidays is such good advice :) Have a wonderful week!


    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  3. Thanks for the tips!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  4. Great post :) This warm drinks looks tasty :)
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  5. I love Dunkin Donuts too! Such a great post, dear!


    Happy Cyber Monday!!!

    xoxo, Vanessa

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  6. Great tips! I bought the pumpkin spice coffee at Target a month or so ago and LOVE it. I'm almost done with the whole bag!
    Katie Actually

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  7. Love these tips! A routine is definitely key. :) I need to try the Chocolate Glazed coffee, that sounds delish! #client

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  8. Great tips for relaxing during the holidays! I personally love my tea in the morning, but this coffee sounds really good too! We don't have many Dunkin' Donuts stores over in Canada so I'm sure it's pretty difficult to find!

    www.lindseyginge.com

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  9. Dunkin Donuts coffee is my favorite - perfect for wintertime!


    District of Chic

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  10. Lovely tips, taking time for yourself makes a huge difference I think. Thanks for sharing, love these photos they make me feel so festive x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  11. I didn't know that Dunkin' Donuts made these products. Would love to taste them!

    ANOUK

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  12. Great tips! How can we not relax with all those yummy Dunkin Donuts products. The bakery series sounds so good.
    Love,
    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

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  13. Yes, it is always a good thing to relax during the holidays. I've not tried their coffee or anything from them. Lovely range. I also have that Maya Angelou book. It's a great one. Enjoy the week! /Madison
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  14. I forget to relax during the holidays- it's so go, go, go! This is a great reminder. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. What a great post, Carmen! I totally agree; holidays often end up being quite tiring because of parties and family dinners, so it's important to make time to relax and enjoy ourselves.
    Hot drinks are a must for me every winter; it's usually tea, but I would love to try that pumpkin spice coffee! It must be delicious! Thank you so much for sharing these tips and have a great day:)

    Yuliannova

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  16. Great post! It´s always nice to relax and indulge during the holidays.

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  17. Great post, thanks for sharing :) I love Dunkin Donuts!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I love warm drinks during the colder month. It's been so cold here in SoCal! That coffee looks amazing.

    www.thebeautydojo.com

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  19. Raindrops of SapphireNovember 29, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    For me it's about taking time away from stress and enjoying something for myself!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  20. Great tips! I'm all about a slow morning and doing less/not stressing! Especially during the holidays!

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  21. Love your tips!! Especially lying in the sun and laughing more, haha! Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  22. Excellent tips.I love Dunkin Donut.




    makychurchill.blogspot.ca

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  23. Your photographs are lovely! And I absolutely love that cat mug :)
    Great tips! I was just telling another blogger that when I need to de-stress, my boyfriend and I will grab a festive drink at Starbucks and weather permitted, we'll take a walk around our neighbourhood and just admire the lights. If it's too cold out, we'll stay in and watch a Christmas movie. Always does the trick!

    -Lor
    acozyspace.org

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  24. What's your favorite warm/hot drink of choice? :]

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  25. That's the thing about holidays. It supposed to be extremely joyful, but we end up stressing ourselves out. :]

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  26. What's your favorite kind of tea? I have genuinely been loving the pumpkin spice coffee with the Dunkin' Donuts creamer. :]

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  27. Did you like it? I just picked up that Maya Angelou book at the thrift store but haven't read yet. :]

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  28. I flip flop between tea & coffee, although I definitely lean more toward tea. It's nice to take a break sometimes. :]

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  29. I'm glad to hear that, Katie! I'm really loving it. :]

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  30. Definitely all about that morning ritual. :]

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  31. I love pumpkin spice and chocolate donuts!

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