The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year until you…run out of ideas for gifts, have a million things to bake, need to juggle deadlines and your child’s Christmas concert. I’m here to share my secret to escaping it all in the comfort of my own home: creating my own sanctuary!
As you probably know, Latin Families are BIG on sharing traditions, dishes and music. All which were passed down through generations, from remote towns in foreign countries to our tables.
I love to share my favorite holiday gifts growing up, filling my house with the loud sound of happiness and the sweet aroma of my mom’s kitchen. Christmas Carols with hubby on the the guitar, sung in the four languages I speak; Christmas shoes added to the stocking tradition, making it all merrier and brighter.
Just don’t think for a minute there isn’t a price for all this joy! Yes there is and the closer we get to the holidays, the more I long for me time, my private oasis, a time to refresh and renew! Calma…Tranquila.
That’s why I’m sharing my secrets to escape holiday stress by creating your own sanctuary experience:
Find A Quiet Place
Finding a quiet place is the first step to create your own oasis inside your home. Now, some of you may have a place like that already that you frequent when you need to, which is great! We all handle stress and stressful situations in different ways, for instance, some will use meditation to gain some peace whilst others will look into areas such as westcoastcannabis to help calm down their overactive mind. And not only cannabis, but related products such as gummies, edibles and oils too, could prove to be useful in your endeavour to relieve your pressure. For example, if you are looking for some high quality CBD oil, online dispensaries such as Medi CBD Oil (medicbdoil.com/longview-tx/) could come to your rescue! Nonetheless, whichever way you do this, remember to do it in a safe place where you feel secure so your stress doesn’t ramp back up again. Also, make sure to use high-quality materials to smoke all of these, as the way they enter your body matters. If you’re looking to purchase a dab rig or other similar products, check sites like illuminati glass.
I recommend a place with a key! Yes – so you can just lock the craziness outside those doors.
My personal favorite is my bathroom! Especially if you’ve just finished renovating it with GlassShowerDirect.com shower panels and the like, it makes a good quiet space to enjoy and get away from everything for a little while.
The water just restores the calm and peace in me, which seems to get long lost in the cookie recipes and endless last minute errands!
Grab A Great Book
For me quiet time means grab a book and get immersed, by losing myself in that world!
Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle devices are glare free, even in bright sunlight and won’t distract me with social media, work, text messages or notifications.
The all-new Kindle Paperwhite includes features that have made the Kindle Family the best devices for reading – enhancing my experience.
Love how thin it is and the high resolution glare-free screen!
It has twice the storage of my old Kindle, which means more content and….more books!
Battery life is measured in weeks not days, because nobody wants to stare at a dead device in the middle of a bubble bath, right?
Reading or Listening
I love that the Kindle has Bluetooth built-in, allowing me to switch from reading to listening without losing my place.
So easy to listen to my favorite Audible books!
I just put on my favorite pair of headphones or call Alexa on one of my speakers and that’s it!
Water Proof Oasis
Something that has always scared me, was the fear that my Kindle would fall in the tub and it would be ruined!
Fear no more!
The All-New Kindle is waterproof! YES! So I can read it while in the tub, in the pool or by the ocean!
Surround Yourself With Pampering Must Haves
I love having a good moisturizer, a new bath sponge, premium bubble bath and bath balms! A waterproof pillow and eye mask, a soft blanket and a comfortable robe are also always in my hiding place!
I love it so much! Do you want to grab one? Give it as a gift? So let’s get started!
You can find out more about the Kindle Paperwhite HERE.
The Kindle Paperwhite sure did put a smile on my face and it will put one on yours as well!
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Can’t wait to hear your tips for escaping the holiday craziness, to create your own oasis!
Create your own oasis so you can focus on what really matters, family and friends enjoying treats a beautiful meal, traditions to be passed on to loved ones for Christmases yet to come!
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Nichole | Wildly Alive
Wow, i love your ideas! Sometimes, all we need is just some quiet place and have a ‘me time’. Stressful holidays are inevitable. We cannot avoid it. But we can always have an escape plan. Thanks for sharing.
The Kindle Paperwhite is something I would want for myself. Once I get one, the only thing I need to do is to be able to free up some time to actually sit down and read.
I love my Kindle’s and they are perfect for those times to get away. And I am a HUGE fan of taking a luxurious bath to relax and unwind in with my Kindle.
Autumn Rose Reo
I’m so eager to celebrate Christmas and also to be done with it so I can relax! I have this kindle so a bath and some reading time sound good to me!
This would be such an amazing way to take away some of that stress. I need this right about now!
Taking time for yourself is so important! I love that you can switch between reading and listening.
I still have so much to do to prepare for Christmas. I definitely need to escape. I am loving the new Kindle. I gave my old one to my daughter to use so I am need of a new one. Reading is my favorite thing to do. I love that you can switch to Audible without losing your place and that it’s waterproof.
Sounds like a plan to me. Also, that bathroom OHMYGAH. Need to have a bubble bath in that tub! Looks amazing, and I am for sure on the look out for a new kindle my old eReader is almost on its last legs!
A little r&r is always appreciated every once in awhile. I always put on some good music too.
That tub looks so relaxing, yes please! I need to use my Kindle more… I bought so many books for it!
All I can think of is how nice that tub looks. I have a beautiful stand in shower but I still want a nice tub like this!
Mama to 6 Blessings
I really have a hard time finding a quiet place with 6 kids. I have heard great things about the Kindle, I thought about getting one for our homeschooling.
This sounds like something I need to do. Holidays are stressful with all the people in my house.
Being able to take some time for yourself to relax is definitely really nice. I think I’d enjoy a little quiet time each day to read! It’s pretty awesome that this Kindle is waterproof.
That’s the way I want to relax, too! I love the Kindle, I love having all 200 books in one place!
My Paperwhite is my best friend when it’s time to relax! I need to do a lot more of that for the holidays!
This sounds like the perfect way to relax! I definitely need to look into getting a Kindle Paperwhite!
Decompressing is so important. Yay for “Me” time when you can get it.
What a great to decompress after the holidays. This time of year can be very stressful and it can take its toll on a person.
I love the holidays, but I DO need to get away every so often to recharge. As much fun as they are, the holidays can sap me.
Your bathroom is the ultimate in decor goals! I would love to own a Kindle… I’m surprised I never bought one!
In our house it is almost impossible to find a quiet space. But it is really important to make that time. What great ideas.
My Kindle is 5 years old so I’m due for an upgrade. I love how you’ve used yours here.
I love my Kindle. Your bathroom is so luxurious, no wonder you choose to hang out in there.
We have a Kindle and we love it. I need to check out the new version that is waterproof. Perfect for the beach.
I NEED this bathroom! Can I reserve a day? LOL! I really need a day just to myself! This would be perfect!
There is something about spending some time to yourself and escaping all the craziness of this season. I’ve found even driving is so much more manic at the moment. I need to try and spend some me time, relax unwind, listen to some music, throw on a Facebook pack etc..
If I had a bathroom like that, I would never leave it. lol We have talked about upgrading our tub to something like that, I may have to really consider it now.
I really enjoyed reading this post. I love all of your tips. Self-care is so important.
I love your ideas. I have a Kindle because I love to read. I prefer a real book though, but reading is one of my favorite things to do for me time.
Just going off to read quietly is important. Music or even making a craft. Always make me feel so much better