Happy Tuesday, friends. Apologies for the radio silence lately. We are hopefully back for good now after a couple of issues. And, as promised a couple of weeks ago, we are going to help you make the most of your holiday season, by making sure you’re taking care of yourselves.
The Living Aveda blog has a fantastic new article entitled 12 Ways to Stay Healthy and Balanced During the Holidays, and we are here for it.
Some of our favourite parts? We love the idea of taking time to unplug when possible. The hectic holidays can take a toll on our mental and physical health, and aimlessly scrolling through social media or trying to find the perfect DIY centrepiece idea or recipe can be great at first, but can ultimately take you away from the things that are most important. This time of year it’s good to think of the adage “less presents, more presence” when making plans. And being present might just involve leaving the phone in the other room for an evening or two.
We also appreciate the “exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise” idea too! Of course if you can make a plan to hit a class or the gym throughout the holidays, that’s awesome, and will go a long way to preserving your health in the busiest of the busy seasons. If you just can’t take that kind of time, think of holiday tune dance breaks or brisk walks – either outside or in the mall – or use some of the tips provided in the article.
By far our favourite might just be the idea of random acts of kindness. Whether it’s contributing to a charity or offering a few dollars to someone on the street, or even just adding some coins to a parking meter that’s just about to expire, paying it forward can make you feel fantastic. Think of some ways to make someone’s day and just do it. It can catch on!
At Aveda and Willow we want to make things as simple as possible for you, which is why we have some of our favourite and most popular products available in gift packs for the holidays, and we are offering a free blowdry with every $100 gift card purchase! Keep it for yourself for a treat after the holidays, or pay it forward in a random act of kindness kind of way!
And speaking of RAoK, remember that our food drive for Welcome Inn continues. Drop food or cash donations off at the salon and be entered into a draw to win an Aveda gift basket, valued at $250.
There are so many ways to make sure you don’t burn out this December. And we’ll continue to have more tips for you as the month goes on.
Have a lovely week, everyone. Cheers to all of you!