17 Days And Counting….
I love the idea of the holidays and all that they bring—the joy and good tidings, wonderful days with family and friends, and the satisfaction of finding just the right gift…and then December is here before I know it and it’s time to get into action. With a full schedule, finding ways to squeeze in the activities, make time for the details, and be prepared for the big day can be tricky, stressful, and often times leave one feeling guilty, unfulfilled, and exhausted. (A reality that all to often doesn’t measure up to that cozy image that “dances in your head” the other 11 months of the year!)
Because Glen Ivy is in the business of making people feel relaxed and renewed, we want to make sure that your holidays are going to live up to your expectations. That is why we have decided to make our December Monthly Challenge to you very simple. Remember what matters most…Whether you are super organized and have a check list a mile long (and are almost finished), or like me and just setting up your tree and rummaging through the attic for the lights, we know from experience that keeping your holiday priorities simple and in place will make for a more enjoyable time for you and those you love. We will also be sharing tips for how to manage holiday stress, ideas for making gifts meaningful, creative and personal without spending too much, and a fresh look on what the new year holds.
Earlier this month, the LA Times mentioned that a day at Glen Ivy is great way to Manage Stress without Breaking the Bank…A reminder that scheduling quiet time–on your own or with friends and family—can easily be “what matters most.” Make the time to reflect and renew, enjoy the healing touch of a massage, go for a walk in our gardens, have a quiet lunch with a loved one..these are all moments that can “put you in the mood” to give and receive all the true gifts this season has to offer..on day 16, 15, 14, 13..and all year ’round.