Five days until Christmas*?!! Okay, I’m actually getting both a smidgen sad and anxious now. Sad as the Christmas spirit really didn’t set in for me this year – hardly any decorations up, no advent calendar, Christmas music feels out of place. And anxious because I did what was supposed to be the final shopping for [ingredients for] Christmas gifts yesterday – and we didn’t find much at all. Oh well, it’s about time spent with family, right? As well as eating lots of treats so part of the Christmas ‘requirements’ is covered.
I’m not sure if I’ll post another edition of good links next Sunday or delay them by a day or two but I’ll let you know. Until then: soak up the holiday spirit [if you feel it] and enjoy your Sunday!
*we’re having the main celebration on Christmas Eve around here.
Good good [food for thought]
A Letter To People Who Steal Content On Social Media Love, A Former Thief via The Peanut Butter Lover
It’s something I think we’ve all done before – as well as illegal and disregading the artist’s work. [But we’re all human and will be forgiven.]
On Doing What’s Best For You via Ambitious Kitchen
Neither restrict nor eat all the food for the sake of eating all the food: something to keep in mind and let you decide on how to go through the holidays in a way that leaves you feeling good.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
20 Ways to Prepare For the New Year via The Blissful Mind
Looking back on what worked and what didn’t will help us make plans for an successful start into 2016.
How to Give Gifts Without Buying “Stuff.” via Elephant Journal
Giving presents that come from the heart rather than those that disappear amidst the clutter in a few weeks time.
Things way cooler than abs and a thigh gap via Healthy Happy Jaime
Truth. Especially #3 is one often forgotten in the fitness world.
How to be generous via Danielle Zeigler
It’s the season of giving – but these are actions to take all year round to bring a smile to others’ faces.
Blog Posting Frequency: How Less is Actually More via Freeing Imperfections
Not just further reassulance but great ideas on how to break down the work on every single post.
A bitter truth for anybody who’s trying to ‘shred’ in certain body areas but at the same time a good reminder on what to focus on instead.
Good good [posts to make you smile + DIYs]
If you’re having a bad day this is as good as all of those cat videos.
The Scientific Reason You Love Watching Reruns via Huffington Post
How often are you delving into nostalgia and ‘meeting’ old friends again? I think it’s high time for Love, actually …
Say Goodbye to Dry Skin with 11 Whipped Body Butter Recipes via hello glow
Good good [food]
S’mores Hot Cocoa (paleo) via South Beach Primal
Okay, I might not be paleo but if I was this would be my hot chocolate dream come true.
Iced Gingerbread Oat Bake via Katalyst Health
This will get you out of bed in an instant so ask somebody to prep it for you in the mornings …
Kabocha Lentil Chili and Kabocha Chickpea Slow Cooker Curry via My little tablespoon
Squash, legumes and lots of warming spices: these are my kind of meals.
Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake, Single-serving Spaghetti O’s or Paleo Pumpkin Pie: the microwave can be fun to have around.
Easy Beans and Greens via Fooduzzi
Creamy beans and garlicky kale plus flavourful sundried tomatoes: so simple, so crave-worthy.
Happiness-inducing today: My mum gifting me early by paying for me three huge favourite scented candles. As well as spending the day with here overall.