The Holiday Stress || Lifestyle

Before getting on the train to go home to The Algarve I couldn't wish more to be coming home for the Holidays. Unfortunately, my university break only starts on the 20th of December and I'm only coming back from Lisbon on the 22nd or the 23rd. It's weird because normally I'm home around the 15th and that really helps me get in the spirit. I love to put up the Christmas Tree (which I'm really hoping to do this weekend) and bake some sweet things and just be in Christmas mode, but I never manage to do that. Today I decided to share with you a few of the things that keep me from getting on track with all the Christmassy stuff and the Holiday Spirit. 

So as I mentioned my winter break is only starting on December 20th (even though all the universities start their break on the 15th) so basically I'm on University Student Mode until pretty late this year. Also, I'm planning on staying in Lisbon until the 23rd due to some personal things, so the Christmassy Joy will only take over my being really late this year, when I'm home with my family and no other responsibilities besides eating and drinking as much as I can.
Another reason for my disorganisation is the fact that I never know what to give anyone. 

I think I've read all the gift guides that were ever written and I still never know what people would like to give. I'm also a big believer in the philosophy that you should buy people things that they want but they wouldn't really buy themselves, so this makes my job a lot harder, especially if you take into consideration that my boyfriend manages to buy himself what I was going to get him a month before Christmas. So I always end up getting all my presents last minute (surprisingly this year I managed to have already bought 3 gifts, which is normally unthinkable). 

And don't even get me started on Blogmas. I suck at keeping a schedule. I think it's crazy to even imagine a month in which I post every single day. I think that the type of work that I put into every post is too much for me to keep up with doing it consistently for a month. But this year, and maybe because of Twitter I feel like this huge pressure to do it. I feel like I'm the only blogger out there who isn't (me and Maria, you go sister). But yeah, my main point here is to tell you that you should do you, and quality is always better then quantity. If you feel like you are able to keep your quality up to your normal standards and still blog every day for a month, absolutely do it, but if, however you feel like you can't or that you just don't feel like doing it, you don't have to. Just don't do what everyone is doing, just because you feel the pressure. 

Well by now you must be sure that I'm Grinch so I hope you enjoy your Holiday season, either you are feeling festive already, or it will take you a little longer to get in the spirit. Keep in mind that all you need is family, be surrounded by the ones you love and eating cozy warm food. It's the perfect season to relax, drink a hot cocoa, and just appreciate the magic of Winter.


  1. This time of year can be so stressful! I try and start my Christmas shopping early but that never happens and I panic buy on the 23rd and 24th EVERY YEAR! x

    1. Same! I'm so surprised that this year I'm all done with Christmas presents! Feeling like I finally got my shit together!