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Treat Yourself This Holiday Season [Free Printables]

Self-care is often an afterthought for most adults. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, self-care is extremely important as it helps encourage maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others.

With the holiday season among us, stress seems to consume us even more due to the pressures that accompany the holiday season — travel plans, hosting relatives and finding the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. So this year, gift yourself by filling your December calendar with some holiday self-care!

Below is a list of self-care ideas to get you started so you can care for yourself during the holidays!

Write Yourself a Love Letter

An important aspect of self-care is being kind to yourself and practicing self-love, so start by writing yourself a thoughtful love letter. You can address it to yourself and put it away for when you need a little reminder of just how special you are. List things you love and admire about yourself, no matter how big or small they might be. If you are in need of a place to begin, check out this printable self-love letter to get you started.


Getting crafty is super fun and a great way to express your creativity! Getting creative can help take your mind off of anything you're stressed about, so it’s perfect for de-stressing! Try something like crocheting or making homemade ornaments to put on your tree.

Self Reflection Journaling

A great way to calm the mind after a long stressful day is to journal. Practicing self-reflection journaling can help you set goals for yourself, become more mindful or have a safe place to get things off your mind. If you aren’t sure where to start, check out this free journal entry printable complete with mindful prompts.

Treat Yourself

Do something that makes you happy, no matter what it is. Buy yourself that dress you’ve had your eye on for ages or pour yourself a well-deserved glass of wine. Whatever it is, do something that is completely for you!

Do Something Nice For Someone Else

Since the holiday season is a time for giving, try doing something nice for someone else, whether it's volunteering at a local organization, donating to charity or buying a meal for the person behind you in line at the drive thru. Helping others does so much for our own emotional and mental health so find a way to give to others and make it an act of self-care. Another fun and cute way to brighten someone’s day is by surprising them with one of these punny and positive holiday cards!

Self-care is all about nourishing yourself and making yourself feel good, so do whatever makes you happy! 

For more ideas, download this 25 days of self-care calendar, complete with 25 treat yourself ideas courtesy of FragranceX to wrap up the year and start the new year feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!