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. Whichever way you do this, remember to do it in a safe place that you feel secure so your stress doesn’t ramp back up again.
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!
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