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Love Your Home, Hate The Location?

Love Your Home, Hate The Location?

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You can change a home, but you can’t change its location. As a result, a bad location can often be a reason for moving. But what if you love every other aspect of your home? This can put many people in a dilemma. Below are just a few tips on some of the ways you may be able to deal with a bad location without having to move to a new home. 

Noise levels

If you live near a busy road, an airport or another source of noise, you could find that the noise levels start to make life quite uncomfortable (especially if the noise continues throughout the night). A solution to this could be to find ways of soundproofing your home – replacing doors, replacing windows and insulating your home can all make a big difference. This guide to soundproofing a home offers a few great tips. 

High crime rate

If you live in a high crime area, you need to weigh up whether you or your family truly feel safe – moving could be the best option if you have kids. Alternatively, you could consider investing in stringent security measures. Security cameras, anti-climb fencing and ‘beware of the dog’ signs (regardless of whether you’ve got a dog) are some of the best deterrents. A home security system could also be worth installing in case someone still attempts a break-in. A home security audit could be worth arranging to work out exactly which improvements your home could benefit from. 

Nightmare neighbors

Nightmare neighbors can be a common motive for moving – you may otherwise like the area, in which case you may be able to hire a local moving company and relocate somewhere else within the same area. However, if you really don’t want to move, it may be a case of complaining to your local council or negotiating directly with your neighbors until changes are made. There are solicitors that specialize in neighbor disputes – consider whether it’s worth getting their support. 

Natural disaster

Some locations can be prone to natural disasters such as flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and sinkholes. There may be structural improvements that you can invest in to protect your home from these natural disasters such flood-proofing or seismic upgrades. This could be a better option than potentially having to make a long-distance move. 

Things you can’t change…

There are some aspects of your location that you may not be able to change such as ugly surroundings, poor parking or limited local opportunities (such as limited work, school or shopping options). You may be able to work with your local council to make improvements to the area and possibly petition for/against future projects. However, without a lot of influence, there may be only so much you can achieve. Decide whether you can truly live with these issues – having to fight for parking spaces might be a mild inconvenience, while not being able to find work locally might be more of a major location issue.

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Winter Gardening Jobs You Can’t Afford To Ignore

Winter Gardening Jobs You Can’t Afford To Ignore

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The winter is never kind to gardens. Practically every species has to go into survival mode, and everything cuts back on all but the most essential activities. Plants look bare and lifeless. 

It can be tempting to leave your garden chores until the spring arrives, but that’s not a good idea. Winter is a great time to prep that ground for the year ahead, carry out essential cleaning, and begin planting for the warmer weather. 

Order Your Seeds

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Not much grows in the wintertime which makes it a great opportunity to create a growing schedule for the year. 

Research all the plants that you’d like to have in your garden and then write down when you need to sow them in your calendar. 

Once you have your timetable laid out, start ordering. Sometimes, you’ll need to grow saplings in a nursery before they’re able to survive outside full-time. 

Prune Trees And Shrubs

Winter is also an excellent time of the year to prune back your shrubs and trees. There are a couple of reasons for this. 

  1. When the leaves are off the trees, it is easier to see the shape of the underlying plant, allowing you to prune it more accurately. 
  2. When you prune trees in the winter, they are less likely to develop an infection, which is more of a risk in the spring and summer 

Pruning can be a lot of fun, and you can experiment with different shapes. Then, when the summer finally arrives, you’ll be able to see the fruits of all your hard work. 

Clean Your Patios And Decking

Leaves tend to fall off the trees and turn to mush during the latter months of the year. And while this is perfectly natural, it can have all sorts of deleterious effects on your patios and decking. Eventually, they build up a kind of thick, green residue that looks awful. 

According to Renew Crew, though, there’s a simple solution: just pressure wash them in the winter. 

Pressure washing is a useful technology and doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals. A hose just sprays a jet of water at the material at high speed, removing any scum buildup. 

Plant Your Borders

Winter is also a great time to rethink overgrown herbaceous borders. Plants like lavender can look great for a season or two. But eventually, they’ll become overgrown and start dominating the rest of your garden. 

If you can, try drawing a detailed plan of your garden and work out precisely where you’d like all your borders to end. Consider, if you can, the height plants are likely to reach in the summer months when they are at their most prolific. 

Trim Lawn Edges

Your lawn won’t grow much over the winter. But by the time the spring rolls around, it’ll be in desperate need of a trim. 
Most gardeners find that it’s a good idea to trim the lawn edges in the winter to prevent annoying overgrowth once the days start getting longer. It doesn’t take long, and it means much less work in April time.

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The Companies You Can Run Completely Remotely

The Companies You Can Run Completely Remotely

With the pandemic giving no real signs of letting up any time soon, keen entrepreneurs are going to need to consider what they can do to survive. If you are someone who loves a new project and you are wondering what you could do to get your new business off the ground, it’s going to be important to try and find an idea for a company which can easily survive through remote control. Here are some examples of the kinds of companies you are probably going to be able to run entirely remotely.

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E-commerce

Not only is it possible to run an e-commerce store completely from home with the help of other remote workers, it is also the kind of business that has actually been doing really well the past twelve months. The e-commerce industry is booming, and there has rarely been a better time to get into this side of things than now. To make this a successful operation, you need to sell items that you and your team can easily make and package from home. You might even want to use it as an opportunity to sell on your arts and crafts that you might have made.

Dropshipping

This is a similar kind of business model to e-commerce, but it varies in that you are not generally making the products yourself. Of course, that makes it ideal for a time such as this during the pandemic, as you neither need to make products yourself at home nor use factories and warehouses to do so. Essentially, you don’t actually keep any goods in stock – instead, you act as the go-between for the providers and the buyers, and in this way you can actually make quite a considerable amount of money. Find out how dropshipping works here.

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Tutoring & Coaching

Do you have something you can teach others? Perhaps you have some skill that you know people would love to learn. Whatever it might be, if you get a few other people together with you who also have that skill, or something similar, you could set up your very own tutoring and coaching service online. There are few skills which you can’t teach online these days, with video conferencing software being as good as it is, and you could find yourself making a considerable amount of money in no time at all. This is definitely one to think about.

Digital Marketing

One effect of the pandemic has been that businesses have started to truly appreciate just how important the digital aspect of marketing might be. This has led to a surge in sales in this industry, and it’s something that is worth taking advantage of if you know how. By setting up your own digital marketing campaign, you should be able to help other businesses get ahead, and you can provide all of the services you need to provide completely remotely.

These are all worth looking into if you want to run a business completely remotely, so make sure you are considering them.

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Rediscovering The Spark In Your Relationship In Spite Of Covid-19

Rediscovering The Spark In Your Relationship In Spite Of Covid-19

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all of our lives in a big way. This is particularly noticeable for couples, and reduced levels of romance are a very common issue. Unfortunately, ignoring the problem won’t suddenly make it disappear. You need to tackle the issue head-on by putting the spark and excitement back into the relationship.

There’s no escaping the fact that the continued limitations caused by the pandemic will pose obstacles. Nonetheless, the following steps will give you the best shot at getting love back on track.

Make Time For Home Dates

If you’re both working from home, your schedules are probably up in the air. This can lead to a situation where you are cohabiting, but not coliving. It will take a conscious effort to rectify this issue. Try to find time where you can sit down for a home date night. Whether it’s watching a film, eating a romantic meal, or doing something creative together doesn’t matter. The time spent together can bring romance back into your lives while also making the home surroundings more enjoyable. This is the perfect starting point.

Get A Break From The Norm

The chances of jetting off for a vacation are a lot less likely than usual. And, quite frankly, you could probably use the break more than ever. Simply giving yourself a chance to forget about the stresses of daily life and concentrate on each other will work wonders. Even if it’s just a day trip or weekend away to the next town. Hire a luxury vehicle from experts at Burswood Car Rentals and take a road trip. A little spontaneity goes a long way, even if your options for attractions are limited. In many ways, making your own entertainment may be even better.

Turn Off Social Media

Social media can undoubtedly play a positive role in our lives. Right now, though, life is hard. So, seeing influencers post their seemingly perfect lives can create an inferiority complex. In turn, it can make you question whether your relationship is enough. In truth, it probably is but has become a victim of the warped view you’ve gained. Taking a social media detox will give you time to focus on each other. You can still stay in contact with loved ones via other tech means, like video chat. Your mindsets will undergo a significant transformation.

Enjoy Hobbies Together

Getting to know your lover is very exciting at the start of a relationship. Sadly, there is a very strong chance that you’ve stopped sharing those moments together. Take it in turns to introduce each other to your passions. Whether it’s listening to a band, enjoying a certain type of art, cooking, or playing Fortnite doesn’t matter. The love of those activities is still a very attractive feature, and partners can learn to love the activities too. When you find a good balance between his and her pastimes, love and laughs will be restored.

Seek Expert Help

There is nothing wrong with accepting that your relationship needs help at any time. However, these unprecedented times mean that there is even less shame or guilt involved. While most people naturally jump straight to the idea of therapy, it’s not the only option. Speaking to couples that have experienced the same difficulties, such as being unable to get away from each other, can feel comforting. The fact you want to fight for your love shows that there is still something there. Do not forget it.

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4 Ways To Beat The Pain Of Aging

4 Ways To Beat The Pain Of Aging

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Although it happens to everybody, it’s still hard to get used to the fact that you’re no longer a spring chicken. The mental aspect is the worst part because it will never go away unless you deal with your emotions. Of course, your thoughts are triggered by your body, which is currently aching under the strain of getting older!

The soreness is unpleasant and adds to the problems, yet it doesn’t have to. By beating the pains of aging, or at least making them less intense, you can lead a fuller and happier life, regardless.

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Alter Your Diet

What you eat impacts how you feel because food is the energy you use to tackle everyday life. Without the right juice or the correct amount, you’ll feel tired and less comfortable. The good news is, there is a clinically-proven method called Autoimmune Protocol that can help. Why? As Kristen Blake Wellness says, the diet focuses on nutrient density to replete missing nutrients the immune system and body need to function properly. Immune system inefficiency occurs as you age, so it’s imperative to top-up your essential bodily systems to remain fit and healthy.

Consider Low-Impact Exercise

Another area that isn’t as strong as you get older is your joints. Unfortunately, they have taken years of strain, and, as a result, are less effective. Okay, you’re not on the hunt for a hip or knee replacement, yet you would still like to exercise without feeling as if your body will explode afterward! As the name suggests, low-impact workout sessions are designed to take the pressure off your aching joints, allowing you to burn calories without experiencing an uncomfortable sensation. For those who don’t know where to begin, this Everyone Active list is packed with incredibly powerful activities for every level.

Invest In A Mattress Topper

If your back is hurting, you have probably slept at a funny angle. The sad thing is, it doesn’t take much to wake up with a bad back as you age. Again, your joints can’t handle the strain, which results in sharp pains and dull aches. The key is to spread your weight evenly to ensure no part of the body is working harder than the other, and a mattress topper does it brilliantly. By forming to your shape and weight, you should have fewer problems in the morning, other than wanting to stay under the duvet!

Lift Weights

Lifting weights might seem like a bad idea, but it’s imperative. This is because you lose bone density as you age, something that leads to aches and pains in the joints, tendons, and ligament. Sadly, you can’t prevent or rebuild density by eating healthily or doing cardio. The only proven way for older men and women to fix the problem is to pump iron. Of course, you need to go at your pace by choosing weights that suit your style. For example, dumbbells are fine, and you can use them to train everything from your upper and lower-body to your core.

The trick to beat aging is to accept it happens and do your best to stay in shape.

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Looking To Make A Change? Tips To Stay Healthy In 2021

Looking To Make A Change? Tips To Stay Healthy In 2021

Now that we’re a few days into 2021, and the Christmas goodies such as chocolate and wine have been demolished, you may be thinking about giving your New Year’s resolution of becoming fitter and healthier a go. Here are some tips to do exactly that!

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Find the motivation

Step one of any lifestyle change is finding real motivation to begin your journey towards your goals. You may want that little black dress to fit nicely, but do you want it enough right now to kickstart you into your journey? If the answer is no, try taping an old picture of you with your desired body weight next to a photo of yourself now around your home in places such as your wardrobe, the bathroom mirror, and on the fridge. This is a great way to help motivate yourself to take necessary steps towards your lifestyle change.

Take supplements

Supplements are perfect for helping maintain your level of health, and can even help repair your body fast if you’ve been injured in an accident. Consider adding supplements to your food to pack in more nutrition in your diet. Alternatively, you could start each day by taking a multivitamin to help boost your body’s natural abilities and even accelerate your weight loss.

Keep a food diary

It’s easy to think that you don’t eat a bad diet, but have you ever noted down everything you eat in a day? Spend a few weeks writing everything down that you’ve eaten, and how you were feeling at the time. You may begin to notice patterns such as emotional eating, and you may even find yourself surprised at how many calories you actually consume in a day. Having this information in front of you will also allow you to create a healthy, balanced meal plan that’s going to help you lose weight without feeling deprived of food. If you’re not sure how many calories you need to eat (or not eat) check your BMI online to find out how many calories you need to eat to lose weight at a healthy pace.

Up your water intake

Water is so detrimental to the human body, yet many of us fail to drink the recommended amount each day. Upping your water intake to 2 liters a day (more if you’re exercising) will help boost your weight loss, improve your moods, and help clear any problematic skin you may be experiencing. Water also helps flush any toxins out of the body, allowing your body to absorb the nutritious diet you’re now eating.

Try a new exercise

Finally, exercise can seem like a chore if you really don’t enjoy it, and that’s completely understandable! Everyone is different, and some people simply aren’t made for running or jogging, and will benefit from other exercises such as swimming or group activities. Experiment with different exercises to find one that you look forward to rather than dread, and avoid putting it off altogether which would take you back to square one.

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Tips To Improve Your Organ Health

Tips To Improve Your Organ Health

Your organ health is something that’s worth looking after. Your body is like a machine and all of the parts need to be working properly for the entire system to work efficiently. If one or more of them aren’t looking as healthy, then that can lead to complications in the near future or later on in life when your body isn’t as young as it used to be. With that in mind, here are some tips to improve your organ health.

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Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is important because it can help your body stay energized and as healthy as can be. If you don’t drink enough water, then your body isn’t processing everything as easily as usual. Water can help flush the system out of its toxins and any bad bacteria that might be sitting in the body. It’s why it can be good for helping your body when you’re ill, as you’re often told to rest up and drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated is sometimes easier said than done, as the recommended guideline is around 1-2 liters of water a day. For some, that might be harder than usual and could be problematic if you’ve got a job that limits your options when it comes to using the toilet. It’s definitely worth trying to drink more than you might be currently though, so try to increase your intake where possible.

Don’t Ignore Your Medical Check-Ups

Medical check-ups are important and it’s also worth it to consider the NAD Treatment Center if you’re looking to improve your brain’s health. There are many benefits from getting medical check-ups as well as seeking various health treatments that can improve the condition of your body and it’s organs. Medical check-ups are good for spotting any underlying problems that might exist. If you ignore them, then they could get worse and in some cases, may be life-threatening. It’s always good to spot something early than to catch something too late.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise is an essential part of your organ’s health because a lot of them can benefit from regular fitness. From your heart to your lungs, if you’re exercising regularly, you’re keeping them in good shape. Try to exercise as often as you can, ideally for at least twenty minutes every day. This regular exercise is going to do wonders for your body and for the way you feel in your body also.

If you don’t exercise because you don’t enjoy it, then it might be that you haven’t found the right exercise or fitness activity. Explore different activities and sports to see which one you like.

Moderate What You Eat

Your food intake is something that’s worth taking care of. It’s a good idea to try and moderate what you eat where possible and if you can, try to look at how much you’re eating, rather than what type of food it is. 

Improving your organ health is essential to living longer and feeling good, so use these tips!

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5 Ways to Find the Help You Need to Stay Healthy This Winter

5 Ways to Find the Help You Need to Stay Healthy This Winter

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This year has shown us how important it is to take care of ourselves and the ones around us. At the same time, the months spent indoors, the travel restrictions, and social distancing measures have made it incredibly challenging to remain happy, healthy, and motivated. And, now that winter is here, there are even fewer occasions to spend a sunny afternoon in the garden. However, all this makes it crucial to understand how you can support yourself throughout these challenging months. Below are some steps you can take to work towards perfect health.

It All Starts Within Yourself

You – and your mind – are much more in control of yourself or what you think. Even if you have found the past months difficult to deal with, it might be the right time to discover what your mind can do when stimulated. For this, there is no need to sign up for a course or retreat. Instead, you might decide to learn something new or start meditation sessions to gain a better understanding of yourself and your mind. 

Reach Out to the Ones Around You

Over the past months, we have all been dealing with sky-high levels of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. The travel restrictions and social distancing measures have made it even harder to cultivate those relationships that are the closest to our hearts. However, technology, this time can help! Make sure you schedule regular catch up calls and coffee chats with your friends and family. 

Rethink Your Habits

Your lifestyle has a greater impact on your well-being than you would think. For example, the way you start your days can impact the hours ahead or even your entire time. Nutrition is also crucial in looking after your body. Through the right foods, you can start detoxing, feeling more energized, and love yourself a little more!

If you are not sure how to change your habits under this aspect, you might consider speaking to a professional nutritionist who can guide you along the journey. You might also consider trying a different way of eating such as plant-based diets or organic nutritional regimes.  

Find Support in Nature

We all tend to spend most of our time indoors, something that has been made even worse by the various lockdowns we have gone through. However, sometimes, there is nothing more therapeutic than getting out of your four walls and reconnecting with nature. Just a short walk in a park, forest, or beachfront can help you breathe in the fresh air and benefit from sunlight. Studies have even confirmed that being in contact with nature can have healing properties and help you feel better emotionally. 

Find Professional Help

Sometimes, you might need the guidance and help of an expert in the field. The past months have been challenging for everybody, and it is only natural to need additional help. Getting in touch with professionals such as those at Meridian Psychiatric Partners can help you identify the right path to work on your emotional health and go back to living your life to the fullest. 

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How to Survive Lockdown With Your Partner

How to Survive Lockdown With Your Partner

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It’s a difficult time for everyone at the moment. There are lockdowns going on over the world, and people are unable to do many of the activities that once brought them joy. There are restrictions on going out for dinner or drinking at bars, and don’t even think about going to a concert or sports event in the foreseeable future. As winter continues to settle in, more and more people will find themselves stuck at home for long periods of time. You may be working from home or unemployed due to the pandemic. Perhaps you’ve had to self-isolate or shield to reduce your risk.

Whatever your reasons for being stuck at home, it can be an incredibly frustrating and isolating experience. Having a loved one to share the experience with can help, but it can also present challenges of its own. You may think spending more time with your partner at home would help strengthen your relationship, but if you’re not careful it could do just the opposite. When you are together 24/7, with little room to get away, you may find yourself getting increasingly annoyed with one another. Your partner’s habits will go from cute to unbearable in the blink of an eye, and you may find yourself engaging in constant shouting matches and passive-aggressive silences.

But if you are prepared for the challenges of being stuck indoors together, you will be better equipped to avoid putting a strain on your relationship. To help your love make it through the winter, here are a few helpful tips for surviving lockdown with your partner.

Face issues together

You and your partner are both completely different people with different minds, experiences, and habits. One of you may be coping perfectly well with the situation, while the other is silently suffering. It’s important that you are open and honest with each other about how you are feeling, and face your anxieties and worries together. If you bottle up your emotions inside, they will eventually overwhelm you and lead to cracks in your relationship. Keep an open line of communication and constantly check in with one another. Speak up about any irritations you have as well. Perhaps your partner puts the heating on too high or leaves their clothes all over the floor. You probably have some habits that annoy them too, so talk about them together and be prepared to make compromises.

Give each other space

No matter how in love you are, everyone needs some alone time now and then. But if you’re stuck at home together day and night, this space is harder to achieve than you would like. Make sure you schedule some alone time every day, to give your thoughts a chance to breathe and check in with yourself. You could go for a long winter walk, or spend an hour in the bath with a scented candle and a cup of tea. Once you return to your partner you will be in a much better frame of mind.

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Visiting Family This Christmas? 10 Ways To Prepare To Make It The Best One Yet

Visiting Family This Christmas? 10 Ways To Prepare To Make It The Best One Yet

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone around the world thanks to Coronavirus, and after such a terrible year, you might be looking forward to celebrating Christmas and putting this year to bed once and for all. And what better way to celebrate Christmas than being surrounded by your family and friends? After a year that’s been difficult for everyone, let’s look at these amazing ways to prepare to make Christmas the best one yet, so that you can move into 2021 feeling positive and ready to conquer!

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Get everyone involved

Depending on where you live, there might still be restrictions in place that may hinder you from seeing everyone this Christmas, but that doesn’t mean anyone has to miss out! Form your Christmas gathering bubbles and set up a zoom call with other family members so that nobody has to miss out! That way, even if someone is unfortunate enough to be isolating on Christmas day, you’re still able to see each other and spend Christmas together as a unit. If you’ve got a smart TV and a HDMI cable, you could even project your zoom call to your TV to make it seem like they’re really there with you!

Check your car

The roads can be treacherous during the winter time, and if you’re travelling a significant distance to visit your family this Christmas, it’s a good idea to check your car beforehand. You could do this yourself by checking the amount of oil in the car, pumping up your tires, and even getting snow chains for your wheels if you expect to drive through snow. Alternatively, take your car to your local garage for a service and ask them for advice on staying safe on the roads during the winter time.

Buy personalised gifts

More than any other Christmas, this one needs to be special. This year has seen the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, some of whom you might know, not to mention millions of jobs and businesses being lost along the way. Make this Christmas the best one yet by purchasing personalised gifts for your loved ones. There’s something so heartwarming about receiving a personalised gift and let’s face it, you want to see your loved ones happy! There are plenty of personalised gifts you can buy online, but if you know somewhere local that personalizes items, support your local business! 

Create a Christmas playlist

In previous years the mere mention of Christmas songs usually turns people away from the idea of Christmas, especially when the radio stations begin playing them before people have gotten into the Christmas spirit. Well, Christmas is well and truly upon us, so create a playlist full of everyone’s favourites and have it on in the background while celebrating on Christmas Day! It’s surprising how much Christmas songs can really lift your spirits (especially if you’re a mulled wine or two down).

Start a new tradition

Every family has their own tradition at Christmas time, whether it’s eating breakfast together before opening gifts or watching a particular film after Christmas dinner as a family, they’re a great way of bringing a family closer than ever. Why not start a new one this year? The great thing about traditions is that it doesn’t necessarily have to make sense! They can be personal, or if you like, something fun for the family to take part in each year. Stuck for ideas? Here’s some Christmas tradition ideas for inspiration.

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Indulge in your favourite foods!

Looking after your waistline is great, but now’s the time to treat yourself! If there’s one thing that’s as good as being around those you love, it’s being surrounded by your favourite foods at the same time! So eat that minced pie, and treat yourself to another chocolate from the selection tin!

Take lots of pictures

While many of us live our lives precariously through social media and the images we see of other people’s lives, it’s still amazing looking back at old photos and remembering everything that was happening at that particular time. Even if you don’t share your photos on social media – be sure to take lots of pictures! In years to come you can look back and remember how you ended 2020 in style!

Play board games

It sounds so cliche, but there’s something so nostalgic about sitting with your family and playing a good old fashioned board game. You could try new games, twisting the rules slightly, or even making a rule that the loser must take a drink. If you are hosting a Zoom Christmas, encourage your family members on the other end to play, too! If you’re not a fan of board games, you could try other family games such as playing cards, or even using apps like House Party to play games with your loved ones.

Take a group walk

It’s almost a rite of passage to over eat on Christmas Day, and as a race we look forward to over indulging and serving up way more food than we can eat. However, every year you end up way too full and regret eating so much. Take your family for a walk around your town to help burn off some of the extra calories you’ve consumed. You could plan a route to admire people’s Christmas decorations, and pack insulated flasks with delicious hot chocolate to keep everyone warm. If you’re celebrating with children, you could create an “eye spy” game to keep them entertained along the way.

Have another glass of mulled wine

If you enjoy a glass of wine (or indeed, any other drink) every now and then, then why not treat yourself to another glass? After all, it’s Christmas right?!

Let’s wave goodbye to 2020 in style with those you love! Remember to check your local restrictions to see how many people you can mix with and any other rules to adhere to. The sooner COVID isn’t a threat the better! Merry Christmas!

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