Author Archives: Nadia

About Nadia

Canadian/Writer/Podcaster/Creator/Cook/Baker/Artist/Black Woman of Many Places/Animal Lover/Liberal Yet Conservative/Guyamaican/Spiritual Being/ Living Life To Be Better & Do Better

Note: All content of this blog is copy-righted and belongs to ndw/nadiadonella.com. Credit and proper citation will always be used when reproducing someone else’s work. Any reproduction of my blog content without written permission is prohibited by law.
Any photos currently on this site are the property of http://www.nadiadonella.com aka, me, or my sister. Her name withheld for her privacy.

10 Comments

1. Plan ahead. Even 2 or 3 months ahead. Start buying your bottled beverages & dry goods early on. Look for sales of items you will use & pick up 2 or 3. No one wants a huge bill a week before any holiday gathering. Does anyone remember Christmas hampers? A little every month for the year. Then your Christmas hamper arrives on your doorstep, paid in full.

2. Prepare part of the meal early. Bake 3-4 weeks ahead of time & freeze. Most baked goods can be frozen & defrosted, turning out beautifully. Just make sure to wrap them well & of course don't nibble on them in those 3-4 weeks.😁

3. Hosting & doing it all can make you feel accomplished but it's also exhausting. Especially if your hosting for 20 or more people. It takes money & some people are just not that great at cooking/baking. Solution? Ask for help or if someone offers to help you on the day of your party/get-together. Take the help! An extra hand can save time & your sanity!

Christmas Tree

4. Fit in some exercise. Whether you're a hardcore fitness person or not. I am not. I do it because it's good for me. It could be as simple as a brisk 20-minute walk. I like to get my exercise completed first thing in the morning. I'm currently loving HIIT workouts & of course my beloved yoga. I need that yoga calm, especially on hectic days. 🧘‍♀️

5. Lastly but what I personally think is the most important. Get a good night's sleep. Circumstances like an evening holiday party can make this unreasonable at times but try your best. Lights out & rise at the same time, every day. Even on the weekends!

Do you have any tips for staying sane & enjoying the holiday season? Let me know in the comment section.

Rugelach

Till next time,

-Nadia

 ~Everything Is Not For Everyone~