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3 Ways to Keep Your Cool This Holiday

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This happens every year. I swear that by December 1st I am going to have any and all of my holiday shopping complete. I don’t know who I’m kidding {ha!}. It’s not that I am late to the party, I’m just super duper OCD and like to get everything checked off my list as quickly as humanly possible. I, like everyone, find this time of the year to fly by faster than you can say “Ho Ho Ho” and I’ve been doing my absolute best to try to not stress and slow down the countdown.

01. Schedule in a time to check holiday shopping off of your list and order everything online. I know that shopping for presents in person feels nostalgic, but imagine having everything done and being able to truly enjoy an evening stroll around the shops. Not only have I put together a hefty list of gift guides as inspiration {click here} but this post is created in partnership with rag & bone and you can find several wonderful gift items included throughout, including the mini-compass bag that I’m carrying here.

02. Make a list, check it twice. I try to prioritize my lists and double check it every morning and evening. It keeps me motivated when I get to cross something off and shows progress made at the end of a long day.

03. My therapist recently told me to take a 20 minute time out break, just for me. I spend 20 minutes a day doing something that is 100% dedicated to slowing down my breath, my mind and truly focusing on what the holiday season is all about.

What is your secret weapon to surviving the holiday season? Leave a comment below!

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  • Natali

    Your coat is fantastic, so masculine and minimalistic!

    https://lartoffashion.com

  • These tips are amazing! Especially the taking care of yourself for 20 minutes one… Really should try to start doing this!
    xx Nicki
    http://www.morningelegance.de

  • Such great tips! Thank you, dear for sharing 🙂 <3
    xx
    http://mariannelle.com

  • Em

    Those cashmere gloves are perfect and love the idea of a sampler perfume box as it is so hard to buy perfume for someone else.
    xo,
    Em
    http://www.organicallyemily.com

  • We all beat ourselves up a little bit more during the holiday season. Whether we’re disappointed in ourselves because we couldn’t find the perfect gift for our loved ones, or we’re upset that we couldn’t pull off that holiday dinner gathering like we expected, we need to be forgiving of our imperfections. We’re all under a lot of pressure around the holidays, so give ourselves a break is the next best thing we can do to our mind & being! ♥️😘

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  • Jennifer

    These are some great ideas! I have a May Designs notebook dedicated to Christmas lists it helps a lot to refer back to it during or after shopping, even if its just jotting down ideas. While online shopping has become a must, I have established great relationships with a lot of local shops most who are independent and its a bit more festive for me personally to support them. Plus having these relationships over the years they have become a huge help in finding great gifts. I also think your idea of taking some personal time its such a great idea, we all need it. Merry Christmas!

  • Rach

    I do the same exact things and they keep me sane! Thanks Jacey for sharing!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • oh I would LOVE that compass bag! So beautiful! I was literally just writing a post about this too. I love the idea of taking 20 mins for yourself. There’s so much self-neglect during the holiday season and we should definitely be treating ourselves too! x

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  • runway toroad

    I love to workout! The only time when I’m focusing on myself 100% and it feels great!

    Love,
    Nikki
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  • Dana Mannarino

    I love your tips! And those cashmere gloves are amazing!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  • Jacey , your OCD is not a light matter , I take my mindfulness strategy seriously. I use an app that randomly has me take 5 minutes several times daily to be mindful! I won’t recommend a specific app but there are many . “Stay Calm and Enjoy the Holidays “
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://www.jandrewspeaks.com

  • Jennifer Wilson

    Love all of these items. xx
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  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!!

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  • Monse Ramirez

    Im your FAN!! jajaj! I love the sense of this post!

  • Robin Wernicke

    I totally agree with the list making & I consider myself an organized person. My problem is the lack of ideas! I promise myself that I will finish my shopping early each year so I can really enjoy the holidays but it isn’t until the emails really start rolling in with great ideas & really cute stocking stuffers (and tempting deals) that I can really polish that list off. At least I’m able to sip a glass of wine while I’m shopping… Merry Christmas!

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