The holidays have officially arrived! 2019 flew by but it is not over yet. If there are any outstanding tasks that you wanted to complete this year but just have not had the chance to do, add it to your holiday bucket list! Bucket lists are lists created with items you want to get done by a certain time. Take some time to sit down to write yours out and let’s get 2020 off to a good start!

1. De-clutter

Let’s face it. Over the course of a year, a lot of material items can start to build up. Try to find some free time to set aside to go through each room and dispose of items that you no longer want or need. If you need some inspiration, check out Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.” 

2. Catch up with the people who mean the most

We all have busy lives which sometimes makes it difficult to make time to see our friends and family. Luckily, the holidays are all about celebrating with the ones that you love! Call your loved ones and find time in your busy schedule to meet up. Whether it’s for dinner or a quick cup of coffee, seeing those who make you happy is sure to boost your mood and make the start of your new year a positive one! 

3. Take time for yourself

Most of us have tried to set aside time for ourselves somewhere during the year but things come up that need your attention. It’s totally understandable. During the holiday season, make it a priority to spoil yourself even if it just for one night. Take a bubble bath, have a glass of wine, meditate, do a face mask– no matter what you decide to do, make sure it is something relaxing that can help you feel refreshed in time for the new year!

4. Enjoy all the holidays have to offer

Take time to enjoy all the moments that come along with the holiday season! Enjoy the sweet aroma of baking cookies or the smell of peppermint coffee. Watch your favorite Holiday movies, snuggled up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate. Take a walk to look at all of the twinkling lights in your neighborhood. Enjoy the Santa Paws events that are local to you for you and your fur baby, like the week-long event being hosted at out DREAM, PROSPER and LIVE brand communities this week! Little things like this only come around during the holiday season so take advantage while you can! 

5. Budget for the new year

It’s never too soon to start planning ahead! Sit down and plan your budget for 2020. This is a good way to help you save and allow yourself to still get what you need/want without overspending! 

The holidays are such a fun time of year! Surround yourself with the ones that you love and take time to focus on yourself. 2020 is just around the corner so let’s make it a great year… and DECADE!

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