How To Love More This Holiday Season

How To Love More This Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyous time but can often get complicated by all the chaos. Sometimes it might make you feel overwhelmed. You’re not alone.

So what can you do to love more and stress less this holiday season?

  1. Give back.

Studies show that being generous actually makes you happier. Giving a little extra can go a long way to improve someone's holidays—and yours.

One of our favorite ways to give is to pay it forward. If you’re buying a cup of coffee, pay for the coffee of the person behind you too. This little surprise is likely to start a chain reaction of acts of kindness.

You can even consider giving donations as gifts. Ask a friend about charities that are important to them and make a donation in their name. It’s a gift that everyone will love.

Another way to give back is by serving. It’s the perfect time of year to get out and do some good, and you can bring your friends or family to volunteer along with you. You can bond with one another while helping local charities this holiday season.


  1. Smile.

It can be easy to let the stress of the holiday season turn you into a Scrooge. But with just a smile, you can make yourself and those around you feel better.

Did you know that smiling actually makes you happier? The simple act of smiling has been shown to boost mood, reduce stress, and boost confidence.

Plus, you never know how a smile could brighten someone’s day. Happiness is contagious, so be the one who starts spreading joy this holiday season! Check out these six friendly compliments to get you started.


  1. Host a holiday party.

Hosting a holiday party means you can gather together everyone you love into your home for the ultimate bash. Seeing everyone together can help brighten your holiday season.

Make it easy by ordering food or asking each person to bring something to share. Have board games and cards ready to go, and put on a holiday movie. Decorate for the festivities, send out a Facebook invite, and you’re good to go.

The people around you won’t care how fancy the party is—as long as you’re all together, that is what’s important.


  1. Give yourself a gift.  

Self-love is the foundation of loving others. So make sure you’re taking care of yourself in the midst of the holiday season.

Take a couple of hours to focus on me-time. Give yourself an at-home facial. Go on date night. Make new friends. Have a staycation before getting back into the holiday festivities. Your refreshed self will thank you.

How do you like to spread the love for the holiday season? Share this article with your friends to start the ball rolling for peace and joy! Happy holidays!