Cozy Christmas Relaxation for Chronic Illness Warriors: 10 helpful Ways to Unwind

Cozy Christmas Relaxation for Chronic Illness Warriors: 10 helpful Ways to Unwind

 


Intro:

'Tis the season to be jolly, but for those dealing with chronic illness, the holidays can bring a unique set of challenges. That's why it's crucial to carve out moments of relaxation and joy during this festive season. Keep reading to explore delightful and accessible ways to unwind and make this Christmas season extra special.  Plus some bonus last minute gift idea links from Amazon or my shop!! Please note some links are affiliate links but I will not ink anything I have not ordered myself or will order.  Some of which are in my basket!


1.Smelly Bliss with Wax Melts:

Ok I am a business woman too, so I would be totally mad to not mention my own shop and wax melt brand right?  I have ready to ship gifts and will gift wrap for free.  All super strong melts and very long lasting! Wax melts are a fantastic way to create a cozy atmosphere without the worry of open flames. Indulge in the seasonal fragrances that bring back cherished memories and make your space a haven of comfort.  Remember they make awesome gifts too.  With that said let us delve further into how we spoonies make the holidays work better for us and I will link more gift ideas too!



  1. Snuggle Up with a Soft Blanket:

As a spoonie, throws and blankets are my fav and I can never have too many.  Wrap yourself in a cloud of warmth with a soft, plush blanket. Whether you're nestled by the fireplace or curled up on the sofa, the right blanket can turn any space into a sanctuary of comfort. Remember that resting on the sofa with your fav throw is not being lazy!  It is necessary so embrace it and indulge in the best cosy throws out there.  There is also the Oodie, I fully recommend them too.  As I write this I am wearing one right now.  Consider gifting a luxurious blanket to your loved ones dealing with chronic illness – a gesture of warmth and care.  Ps heated throws are a whole new world and I have 3 of them!!  Yes they rock.


The Oodie - https://theoodie.co.uk/

Electric Throw -  https://amzn.to/3RCtHIH

Throw - https://amzn.to/4acb8Cd



  1. Mindful Holiday Coloring:

Often we are stuck on the sofa in pain but not fully tired and can get bored.  Aside from binge watching my crazy reels, what else can you do?  Colouring!!  Yes colouring.  I mea I do sell them too, but I will link some others to try that are fun too. It is not all about e right!!  I got you.  Embrace the therapeutic benefits of coloring books designed for adults. Engage your creative side with festive designs, letting your mind wander as you add vibrant hues to intricate patterns. It's a calming activity that allows you to express yourself while enjoying the holiday spirit.


Colouring Book - https://amzn.to/477WGIV

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Colouring Pencils - https://amzn.to/3TiGot6



  1. Personalized Self-Care Pampering:

Take a break from the hustle and bustle to treat yourself to a personalized self-care session. Whether it's a warm bath with soothing bath salts or a facial mask, pamper yourself in a way that caters to your unique needs. Small indulgences can make a significant difference.  Also something smaller like doing your nails!  Doesn’t have to be a huge amount.  But for the mind, it is amazing how much it can help to do something for yourself every so often.


False Nails - https://amzn.to/4afUCRO

Feet Pamper Gift - https://amzn.to/485EEaM

Eye Mask - https://amzn.to/4ahqLs0



  1. Unwind with Feel-Good Holiday Movies:

Create a cozy movie marathon filled with feel-good holiday classics. Snuggle up with a cup of hot cocoa and lose yourself in the heartwarming tales of love and joy. Make it a date with loved ones, creating cherished moments that transcend the screen.  This is one of my fav things to do!  I choose a melt then we choose and movie and grab some snacks.  Such a fun thing to do. 


Movie Night Hamper Gift - https://amzn.to/3NhQRRZ



  1. DIY Holiday Crafts:

Tap into your creative side with easy and enjoyable holiday crafts. Whether it's making personalized ornaments, festive wreaths, or handmade cards, crafting provides a therapeutic outlet for self-expression and creativity. Share the joy by gifting your creations to friends and family.  Hello I am the poster child of that!!  Love crafting and I tend to choose ones that mean sitting!!

DIY Gift Ideas

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  1. Cozy Reading Nook Escape:

Create a reading nook that beckons you to escape into the pages of a good book. Surround yourself with soft pillows and warm lighting as you dive into a novel or explore the world of audiobooks. Let the holiday-themed stories transport you to magical realms.  You can also use audible books, way easier sometimes when your hands are too sore.

Kindle - https://amzn.to/3uMNLyO

Book I am going to get - https://amzn.to/3RyTTnp

Another Book https://amzn.to/488rz0w



  1. Nourish Your Soul with Comfort Food:

Explore the joy of cooking or baking comfort foods that bring warmth to your heart. Whether it's a cup of homemade soup, freshly baked cookies, or a festive hot drink, savor the flavors of the season. Consider gifting a recipe book or pre-made mixes for easy enjoyment.  I love nothing more than cooking when I have the energy and find it very creative.  Here are some books I use to help me

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  1. Mindful Meditation Moments:

Take a few moments each day to practice mindfulness meditation. Focus on your breath, embrace the present moment, and let go of stress. Apps and online resources can guide you through short, accessible sessions, making it an excellent practice for relaxation.  I do struggle with this but there are some things can help

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  1. Gratitude Journaling for Positivity:

End your day on a positive note by jotting down moments of gratitude. Reflect on the small joys that brightened your day, creating a personalized gratitude journal. It's a wonderful way to shift your focus to the positive aspects of life, fostering a sense of contentment.  These also make amazing gifts too.

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Conclusion:

This Christmas season, prioritize self-care and relaxation, turning moments of respite into cherished memories. Embrace the joy of the holidays in ways that cater to your well-being, and don't forget to share the love with thoughtful gifts for your fellow chronic illness warriors and even to yourself.  Wishing you a cozy and joyful holiday season!


Lots of Love

Bubba x

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