Now, we all know that Christmas is supposed to be a relaxing, comfortable period full of good times. But let’s be realistic here: the sheer pressure of this time of year means that it’s not always possible. With a family to take care of, presents to buy, and food to cook, it can always feel like the season is getting away from us slightly. That’s why you need to have some go-to options to help you stay calm and relaxed, especially when you’re dealing with family members. The key, you’ll be happy to know, is to use that device you have in your pocket. Much more than just a device to scroll through Facebook, your smartphone can guide you toward a chilled and happy Christmas for all.
Keeping Everyone Happy
You’re going to have a lot of people that you need to see over the holidays. But the problem is, you only have so many days, and you can’t spend all your time driving from one house to the next. So here’s a novel idea: why not use your phone to…phone people? It’s much more personal than just sending a Whatsapp message, and will save you plenty of time.
The Little Ones Engaged
It’s not so much that you’re having a difficult time making sure everything has been taken care of…just that you can’t seem to be able to keep your children quiet for two seconds while you try to complete all the tasks! Take a look at the app store on your phone. There are plenty of fun applications for children. Now, we’re not saying that you should let your kids play on the phone all day over the holidays, but if you need some time to get everything done, then an app will do the trick.
A Moment of Peace
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the responsibilities of life, and this is only amplified when it comes to the holidays. Luckily, your phone is on hand to give you a moment of peace just when you need it. There are plenty of meditation and mindfulness apps in the store that you can use for ten minutes. Once that time is up, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Thirty Minutes of Fun
Of course, Christmas is primarily about fun. But there’s no getting around the fact that family members can begin to get on your nerves somewhat, and when that happens, you don’t really want to really on them when it comes to having fun! Instead, download a game from the app store onto your phone. Ideally, make it one that transports you to another world: it’ll be a welcome change from the stresses of the season. You’ll be able to take the adventure wherever you go with Final Fantasy XV mobile, for instance, and ensure that you’re kept fully entertained. You’re working hard to make sure everyone else has fun: make sure you’re taking care of yourself, too.
The Sounds of Christmas
If you’re not an overly social person, then having to make small talk or to reveal all the details of your life might make the season unbearable. At the same time, you don’t want to be locking yourself away for the whole period! As such, why not download Spotify onto your phone, and spend an evening listening to some of the best Christmas songs? You’ll be able to enjoy the company of your loved ones, without straining your voice. Perfect!
Having Fun Together
If you’ve got people from all generations in your house over the festive period, then it might be difficult to find an activity that makes everyone happy. But with your phone, you can do things that’ll have everyone laughing and having fun. There’s the ever popular ‘Elf Yourself’ application, whereby the faces of up to five people are put on the bodies of dancing elves. How could you not laugh at that? There’s also a game called HeadsUp, an against the clock quiz that is so much fun; you won’t face the same issues as with other games (we’re thinking: overturned Monopoly boards).
You’re unlikely to have all the classic Christmas stories lying around your home. But you do have the next best thing: a smartphone! There’ll be recorded versions of all the classics in the iTunes and app stores. What could be more relaxing than sitting in front of a roaring fire, as Twas the Night Before Christmas is recited? Nothing, we bet!