Slowing Down This Holiday Season
These streets (both IRL and URL) are filled with holiday bustle, but we're here as a reminder that you're allowed to step away and slow down as much as you need. How can you nurture your mind, body and spirit? How can you find more time to set intentions this season?
1. Treat yourself to a new holiday recipe
Whether it's an old or new recipe, take the time to create something special that brings you warmth and pleasure. This is the time for you to indulge in tastes and notes that spark delight. You can find recipes to your favorite warm holiday drinks from these recipes developers and food bloggers: Murielle Banackissa, Monique Polanco, Mariam Hamdy
Start with some delicious recipes we love:
2. Create a to-do list of "slow" hangs with friends
Take a moment to assess all the ways you're excited to spend time with people you love this season. There are so many activities (virtual or in-person) you can do with friends or chosen family to unwind and relax.
- Make holiday cards for friends and family. You can purchase holiday cards from these BIPOC owned brands Aya Paper Co, YayDay Paper Co or Clap Clap Designs.
- Swap music playlists: You can check out Tidal's Black Holiday Music here!
- Watch something new on Black Film Archive, kwelitv or Slay TV.
3. Journal your new year manifestations into reality
Put pen to paper and give life and spirit to your dreams. Where do you see yourself in the future? How can you achieve your personal and professional milestones? Be as abundant with your thoughts as possible. These writings are small ways to check in with yourself over the next year.
- What am I thankful for in this very moment?
- What am I looking to bring into 2022?
- What dream projects do I want to start working on?