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Christmas can be a time that is either extremely busy or very lonely for many. To be honest, it can also be a bit of both. It’s also a time when your time can be taken up by doing things for others. With Christmas shopping and catching up with loved ones, we forget that we also need the time to just…breathe.

I’ve been thinking that this year I really want to enjoy ‘me time’. Since developing anxiety I’ve become more conscious of my own mental health and how to maintain it. I’ve intentionally been learning to say ‘no’ to certain things and ‘yes’ to more things that means I put myself first. Is it a bit selfish? Quite possibly yes, but you know putting your self first at times is great for your mental health.

Let’s take a look at 4 ways I recommend to get that ‘me time’:

Have fun with your skin care and try some new face masks

The weather this time of year can be very harsh on our skin, so it’s important to really take care of it. In the hustle and bustle of life, we can neglect ourselves and our skincare is definitely one to suffer. If you’re looking for an easy and fast skincare routine, then face masks can be a great boost to the skin. Kiko recently sent me a bunch of their new face masks, hand masks, and eye masks from their Mask Parade range and I’ve been loving them. They each have different properties, but I enjoyed the hydrating face mask (especially as it had a panda face on it!). Their hand masks are very nourishing too. These are great masks to try, especially with each mask under £5 I’d highly recommend them!

Enjoy exploring and visit Christmas markets!

If you’re like me, then getting outside and exploring is definitely a great activity to do alone. I love taking walks through parks, and watching the world go by. But I also enjoy visiting new places. I love this time of year as Christmas markets have started to open and the festivities have begun. I love Christmas markets as you can explore the different cultures and everyone just seems to be in high spirits. A couple of Christmas markets I have my eye on are the Southbank Centre’s Winter Market and London Bridge City’s riverside market. The best thing is they’re all free entry!

Find a couple of new books to get into

If you love to read them make time to do so. Take an evening to get stuck into a good book. I’ll soon have my winter book readings on my blog, but I highly recommend you checking out Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Recommended by many including Oprah Winfrey, this is a book that will definitely tug at the heart strings whilst helping you realise the realities of racism, family and love.

Grab a big knit blanket and take a much needed nap

Ahhh – having a nap. That seems like a luxury at times right? But I really do believe that naps can be a great way of relaxing. Especially as they can help you feel rejuvenated and you can also catch up on some much needed zzz’s. Don’t worry about those that say naps aren’t good for you! As long as you’re not napping MOST of the time, it’s all good. Go ahead and indulge – happy napping!

Have you got some other ways of getting that ‘me time’? Let me know below! For more tips on getting more ‘me time’ and switching off check out this post here.

Speak soon,

Vicky x



  1. December 13, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Oh I dream of some me time over Xmas but I’ll be lucky to grab an evening or two. Husband volunteers at Crisis at Christmas so I’m on my own with the kids for a day or two. I’m thinking lots of movies and popcorn!

  2. December 13, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    I’ve been enjoying laying in bed with a snuggly blanket either reading my book or watching YouTube videos, so relaxing. I’m going to another Christmas market next weekend and I can’t wait x

  3. December 13, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Oh I am someone who loves my naps big time I don’t need further encouragement lol but definitely agreeing with these tips

    • Victoria
      December 13, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Naps area must lol! Thanks hun x

  4. December 13, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    These ideas all sound great. I have been so busy working this year that I am serious need of some me time. I love looking around the Christmas markets. A nice big cover sounds lovely 🙂

    • Victoria
      December 13, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Christmas markets are my fave! Thanks hun x

  5. December 13, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I am very much mindful of making sure I get some time for myself too. I love a good book and a warm knitted blanket to keep warm although I’m not sure my kids would let me nap in the day! I love exploring the christmas markets too on my own. bliss!

    • Victoria
      December 13, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      Ha! I don’t have kids yet – so naps are quite easy for now! Thanks hun x

  6. December 13, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Ah, lovely tips here! I agree – age has meant that I now don’t feel as obliged as I used to, and rather than suffer through something I feel torturous, I decline without much of a backward glance! It is so easy to get sucked into the circle of pleasing others, when really, it’s ourselves we need to be taking most care of. I don’t ever feel lonely at Christmas (thank goodness) and I don’t get much free time either, although that might be nice! haha

  7. December 14, 2017 / 11:11 am

    It’s not easy grabbing me time with two young kids, especially not over the hols when they are home 24/7. Maybe I should ask for some me time, lol.

  8. December 14, 2017 / 11:18 am

    I am desperate for some me time this Christmas, the last few weeks have been crazy in our house and I can’t wait for some down time over the festive period x

  9. December 14, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Me time is so hard to come by, esp with a toddler but I def try & make the most of it when I do! Books are a great way to relax & I find the best place to read is in a snuggly bed! x

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