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10 Reasons to Get Psyched for the Holidays

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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Are you horrified yet by the number of holiday commercials you’re already seeing? Once again, we’ve reached one of the most stressful times of the year. There are tons of projects to do, you have to figure how to not get frost bite, you haven’t even begun to shop, and unhealthy food is everywhere. There are many reasons to be stressed by the approaching holidays, but we came up with a few things you may want to get pretty excited about.

1. Sweaters

Sweaters are the best. They’re so cozy and pretty. I can’t get enough of sweaters. Plus, this is really the best time of year to rock plaid.

2. Snow

Ok, so it’s not quite as fun as when you were in school and could potentially have the day off. Now it just means you’ll have a super messy commute and a lot of shoveling, but snow can still be a gorgeous sight. And if you live in a city, it seems to bring a quiet and calmness to people. So get out your boots and get out there!

3. Family

For some of us, the holidays are the only time we get to see our families. Make the most of this time.

4. Sparkles

You know when no one will never look at you twice for wearing sequins at 10 a.m.? During the holidays! Sparkle it up. Don’t believe me? Just go to the Kate Spade store.

5. Me Time

Most of us get at least a few days off from work during the holidays, no matter what holiday we’re observing. Amid all the parties and fun, try to take a little bit of time for yourself and just reflect on the year.

6. Gifts

Yes, going shopping for others can be really fun. However, it’s also important to simply take time to reflect about what your friends and family need or want.

7. Movies

As we all know, the movie studios wait until November and December to release the Oscar contenders. So get ready to cry, laugh, and route for Katniss. That’s right. Only a few more weeks until the third Hunger Games movie (but part 1 of course)!

And this is the one time of year when it’s acceptable to watch Love, Actually and The Holiday literally everyday.

8. Music

Yes, the constant Christmas music can get a little tiring, but don’t tell me a little smile didn’t come to your face the first time you hear Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” You might even find yourself dancing in the middle of C.Wonder (like I did the other night).

9. Decorations

I find that the holidays are when my inner crafty DIY person comes out. I check Brit & Co. everyday and have a sudden desire to make cookies for my friends. This feeling doesn’t happen to me often so I think I should jump on it. Have a dinner party or just have friends over for festive drinks.

10. The New Year

The New Year can mean a fresh start for many people. A whole new year for goals and to set milestones in your career. What will you accomplish in 2015?

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