Getting Into The Festive Spirit From Home


Happy Tuesday everyone, how is your week going so far?

Darker evenings and misty mornings with a grey, shadowed overcast – Winter is approaching! Soon, our mornings will greet us with frosty layers on the ground, sparkling under every angle of light. The spicy scent of gingerbread will diffuse our homes, whilst the adorned Christmas trees by our windows will catch the sight of every passer-by. 

It’s been a strange year, for sure. Perhaps some of us are finding it difficult to feel the Christmas spirit because of all the restrictions and everything else that’s been happening. So, on a positive note, I thought I would share some festive activities which you can still do this Christmas from the comfort of your own home!

  1. DIY Christmas Decorations
    Challenge your creativity and make some of your own Christmas decorations! I’m most definitely jumping on the dried orange garland hype this year – have you heard of it? Google it after reading this if you haven’t already, and make one of your own! Creating your own decorations is a great way to keep yourself busy at home, whilst immersing into the festive spirit (and you’ll be saving the environment!)
  2. Make your own Christmas Cards
    Spread love this Christmas by making your own Christmas cards ], and send them to you friends and family. Or, alternatively, shop small this Christmas and buy handmade cards from a local/small business – they need us during these times.   
  3. Decorate your home
    Grab the Christmas décor out and do what makes you happy! Get the Christmas tree out and embellish it with decorations. Place a wreath on your front door and add fake snow. I’m trying my best to resist until the 1st December, however, I don’t think I’ll be able to wait much longer!
  4. A Winter Walk
    Grab your winter hats, chunky boots and go for a stroll! Treat yourself to a creamy hot chocolate with a loved one (or alone) and inhale the fresh winter air. On my winter walks, I love to look for pinecones, or any sort of plant which would look great as a decoration!
  5. Christmas Movie Night
    It’s time to switch off and relax! Climb into your favourite pyjamas, slip on some fluffy socks and light your candles. Grab a blanket with a hot drink and switch on your favourite Christmas film.
  6. Christmas Baking with Music
    Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without the festive baking! From gingerbread men to mince pies, fill your kitchen with festive spices and sweet treats. I love to listen to Christmas music whilst I bake – it helps me get into the spirit even more!

I hope these suggestions inspire you to indulge in some festive fun – we all deserve it after a tough year!

Have a lovely week, and thanks for reading. Don’t forget to subscribe to join the family!

Lots of love!

Ways to Keep Yourself Entertained At Home


Hey guys, how are you today?

I guess we can’t ignore the circumstances around us – it’s inevitably there. A sudden change in routine has occurred for many of us – remaining indoors, working from home and maybe feeling a little apprehensive and worried. For many of us, having to stay within the walls of our home can be a struggle, especially during the weekends when there’s no work to do. However, during an unfamiliar time like this, it is important to focus on the positives rather than the negatives!

Today, being the home-bird I am, I’m going to share a few things which you can do to fill your days spent at home. Staying proactive not only keeps you entertained, but is really good for your mental wellbeing (which is so important during a time like this!)

  1. Wardrobe clear out
    I’ve started to this already! Since being at home, I’ve had the chance to finally clear out my room and sort my clothes out – it’s so satisfying, and it helps pass the time (as well as being productive!) I feel so cleansed and organised from it!
  2. Morning workout/yoga
    As for the foreseeable future, most of our time will be spent indoors, so I would most definitely recommend doing some exercise! Recently, I’ve been implementing home workouts into my routine and this morning I went for a run. You could even try yoga – any form of exercise is so invigorating and healthy for both the mind and body. There are so many tutorials on YouTube so definitely try them out. Also, establishing a new routine is a really good way of adjusting to change and improving our wellbeing.  
  3. Read a book
    A cup of tea and a good book, curled under a soft blanket. Diving into a world of imagination, the story unfolds as you turn each page. Escaping reality by immersing yourself into a book is a really great way to stay entertained, and it also helps the mind unwind if you read before bed.
  4. Be creative
    Have you ever thought about creating something? Ever wanted to write a book, poem or practice your artwork? Release and challenge your creative energy into a project you’ve always thought about doing! This is great if you are wanting to spend time away from your phone and social media.
  5. Stay connected
    A FaceTime or phone call is only a click away! Stay connected by keeping in touch with family and friends!

Remember to stay positive, guys! Remember that we are in control of our attitudes and mindsets, and remember that positivity breeds positivity! I hope these suggestions have helped and I hope you have enjoyed reading!

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Lots of love,
Somewhat Perfect xxx