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This Christmas, give a present to the most important person you know: you!

By Joanna IK

Today, I am happy to announce that I am having a guest writer on my blog, within a special project: the Secret Guest Post Exchange project organised by Edityourlife Magazine and Greek Women Bloggers. It is Iliana, a Greek blogger who runs the site Nea Noikokyra (New Housewife). This is a report on the post.

In her guest post, Iliana reveals that December is a very special month for her, for certain reasons. In December, she celebrates her birthday. And she looks forward to putting up Christmas decorations and the Christmas tree, and preparing sweets. And waits no longer for the much anticipated holidays!

Iliana reminds us that this is the month when we tend to spend a lot on things like organising family get-togethers, buying presents for the family and friends; treating those who have their nameday. She can see one person standing behind all these preparations and responsibilities: you! She understands that whether you are a mum or not, you will be very busy over the festive season.

She acknowledges that you are busy trying to make ends meet and keep everyone in the family happy. This would mean that there is no ‘me-time’ left. She poses a question out of interest: When was the last time you pampered yourself? If you find it hard to answer the question, no worries. Iliana has some useful tips to share with us.

Love yourself

This Christmas, don’t forget to give yourself a present. You could:

  • buy a book you will enjoy reading
  • indulge in a spa treatment
  • spend the whole day spoiling yourself
  • pamper yourself first before taking care of others

It doesn’t have to be something expensive or extravagant. It can be something you have longed for; what you like and enjoy most. Something you may have forgotten about because of family responsibilities. As Iliana observes, when we women look after the whole family, we tend to forget and neglect our own needs.

You are more than enough

No, it isn’t selfish to take care of yourself. On the contrary, it is a form of self-reward and self-love. Afterall, if we wish for the family to do well, we – women – mums need to do well; feel well.

Merry Christmas!

Iliana (on Facebook), thank you for reminding us to give a present to the most important person we know: us. Season greetings to you as well!