Don’t be fooled by the festive jumpers and the cheery Christmas songs, I am not feeling festive. Christmas is usually my favourite time of year, but this year the festive vibe has been lost on me. The big day is 9 days away and I have only just written Christmas cards (don’t even ask about presents!)
Christmas has lost all meaning to me. The important thing of the season is now the John Lewis advert and what festive drinks menus are around. Christmas used to be magical, now the only magical thing is if I can get out of bed before 9am. Commercial Christmas is what it should be called, even Youtubers make the season worse, with vlogmasses filled with #AD.
What happened to spending time with family? Singing carols, enjoying each other’s company, that was Christmas, now it’s a competition: who can get the best gift. If it were up to me, I would take everyone boxing day shopping and buy the gifts for half the price!
I know what you are all thinking, shut up scrooge! I apologise for my pessimism, but I guess the last few christmasses have been filled with stress and pressure. With essay deadlines looming I feel like there are not enough hours in a day. If I were an amazing lifestyle blogger, I would be giving you life style hacks on how to make the best out of the festive period, how to manage stress, but if I’m honest, I wouldn’t have a clue where to start. Also, does anyone read those blogs and actually apply it? Some of the unrealistic morning routines make me laugh, yep of course I have time every morning for a work out and a facial after.
What we all must remember is the person that is giving you life advice on other side of a blog is NOT you! You lead a completely different, amazing life. We all have different stressors, different deadlines, different work, so don’t compare yourself to a busy youtuber/ blogger (especially if you’re a student because trust me it never works). Sure, get some inspiration, but don’t feel like you must follow what they say to the letter.
With regards to work, let yourself have a day off. Now, I do not feel like I have time for a day off. I am constantly surrounded by a stack of books, and I am not even close to finishing any of my essays, but Christmas day will be my day. A day where I can breathe, I can take a moment and devour all the strawberry creams and caramel galaxy’s, because that is what Christmas has become for me! Christmas is a day I can breathe.
And on that note rant over.