3 Things To Do Today: ‘Tis The Season

Because Sundays are for rejuvenation…

To break the monotony of my usual Sunday cycle, I started off by telling myself this: You are a beautiful, hard-working, selfless being, and you deserve this time. Treat yourself.

So I did. Three things, every Sunday, for myself. I’m sharing them to give y’all some ideas, and hopefully inspire you to take a day off — completely — and cater to your needs. Follow along with this series if you feel like your “you” time is missing.

I’m basically a living, breathing, Buddy the Elf. It’s December, y’all, and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate. I recently asked my family and friends to describe me in one word, and the word they came up with? Festive. It’s very important to make sure that our crazy schedules do not get in the way of being festive. It’s time to slow things down, and enjoy the season. This Sunday, I’m treating myself to a day of tis’ the season. If I can do it early in the month, maybe the holidays won’t slip by so quickly, and I can cherish each moment. Sundays are for treating myself, and I’ll be doing just that today by spreading some cheer.


If you have the room for a tree, go pick one out! A couple winters back, I made this tree guide, to help pick out the perfect tree. If a tree isn’t an option for you, there are tons of quick and easy ways to make your house feel a little more cozy and festive for the holidays. Here are a few ideas:

Scent. Light a candle that reminds you of the holidays. I love this Siberian Pine scented candle that is mixed with Eucalyptus. It has the perfect earthy notes that makes my home smell like a winter forest.

DIY Garland. Grab some pine cones, tree trimmings, and wire. Wrap the wire along the pinecones, then trimmings, alternating until you achieve a desired length. Hang on mantle or wall as a quick and easy way to add that holiday vibe to your place without the hassle of an actual tree.

Lights. String some lights along the wall or hang them from the ceiling for instant magic.

DIY Gift Tracker.

Gift giving season is here guys. Last year, I procrastinated and ended up just baking homemade goodies for all of my family and friends, so this year, I’m determined to stay organized and on it. This DIY Gift Tracker will keep your mind from getting all cluttered over the next month.

What You Need:


Write a column for name, gift, price, and wrapped. Tape an envelope at the bottom of the page to create a pocket for gift recipes. Fill in and decorate however you’d like!

Movie Night.

Holiday movies are running on most channels. Grab some logs, light a fire, and watch an oldie but goodie that makes you feel like a kid again. I’m not one to usually say go watch TV — instead, I usually like to be active or try new things. But, it’s the first weekend in December and the perfect time to get cozy, enjoy the decorations, and  laugh the night away to “Home Alone” with some friends. 

I’m challenging you to clear your schedule today and do 3 things for yourself. You work your butt off, and deserve some “me” time. If you try this out, let me know how it went, and if you feel rested and rejuvenated, let’s keep this up.

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Well, I flew all the way to Thailand for vacation, so I think that counts as all three things today? ;) When I get home, though, I’m definitely decorating up my place for Christmas!

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3 years ago

Love this! :)

3 years ago

This is great! Cute ideas!

3 years ago

I love all these suggestions! It’s sometimes hard to get into the holiday spirit when you have so much on your plate, but these ideas require minimal effort and sound so fun!


3 years ago

Buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color?! I mean, yeah me too!! I’m pretty much obsessed with Christmas and I have no shame when it comes to Christmas decorations. My home may or may have not been decorated since the middle of November. Great ideas! I need to make a garland, I am missing that still.

3 years ago

Nice one :-)

3 years ago

This is great! Thanks for the reminder to relax.

3 years ago

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