Self Care Sundays
The Antidote - Your Weekly Remedy
Another Sunday closer to Christmas, and that means preparations!! As the holidays near, you realize that maybe all those gifts you bought should have been intended for someone other than yourself? Nah. I like to tell myself it’s not just about presents- it’s about experiencing the fun moments during the jolliest season of the year. Last week, it was pre-holiday self care for your face, but this week is all about fun things to do with your family and friends!
It’s important to cherish these moments and memories, as they are what you will remember when looking back on all the times you’ve shared with your family and friends, and NOTHING makes a memory more fond than a little bit of friendly competition. That’s right- it’s gingerbread house wars! It’s a christmas cookie-off! It’s an eggnog tasting! Below, I highlight my favorite activities and recipes for a fun and memory-filled holiday with loved ones!
Best Gingerbread House Kits
Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
1.Christmas Sugar Cookies With Royal Icing
Best Egg Nog Recipes
Your Monday Mantra to start this week is:
“Love surrounds me everywhere I go and lights up everything i do. I am love. I am light. I am whole.”
Your Week in Astrology: Dec 19th - Dec 26th
Like all reasonable and rational people everywhere, the only way to properly kick off your week is with a horoscope to predict your trials, tribulations, mishaps, and successes! Have an important meeting this week? Gunning for a promotion? Going to profess your love to your crush? Fear not, as we’ve got you covered on all fronts with our weekly astrology reading. Enter our mystical world of stars and astros…
A very good week for you Aries. It will be especially good for you if you have to do anything that requires you to use your charisma. This week you can win over any opponent or argument. It isn’t a good week for house projects, everything will take longer than you want it to.
Pay attention to what you're eating this week, stay away from unhealthy foods, even though it will be hard with the holidays around. Try to spend more time on your wellness and self-care.
Tauruses should watch what they say and who they trust this week. One wrong word and all of your secrets will be in the hands of someone who doesn’t wish you well. However, this is the only thing to watch out for this week. Try not to get too tipsy and spill the beans during the holiday dinners! The week will be positive in every other way, you can accomplish a lot.
This week also could be a very important week for relationship matters. The single Tauruses might finally hear the “yes!” they’ve been waiting for and taken/married Tauruses could see their relationships and passion reignited! It’s the perfect time to add some heat to your relationship!
You will feel very energized this week. Try to use this energy to create a beautiful environment at home, maybe do some holiday decorating and gift wrapping. Focus your energy on something positive and good for the soul. Everyone will notice your radiant energy and vitality this week, there won’t be a situation or a problem that you can’t solve.
However, this isn’t the week for planning ahead, and setting in motion huge plans and ideas. Trust your gut and experience, over the advice of people that may not be objective. Don’t discuss your plans over the holiday table, sometimes people can be negative and dissuasive.
This will most likely be a spendy week for you, with the holidays and all. But try not to overspend. It’s best to exercise caution when it comes to finances this week. This week is great to try new things though, whether it's a new hobby or something new career wise, you will enjoy the feedback you get. Killin’ it!
In the second half of the week, your communication skills are shining. You will finally be able to win any argument and get your point across. So good luck to that pesky, argumentative drunk relative, cause you’re in it, to win it!
In the beginning of the week, it may seem like people aren’t too interested in what you have to say. However, you shouldn’t take it personally, everyone is stressed about the holidays and people have too much on their minds. Your charisma will shine again in January. You will receive an answer to a question that’s been on your mind for a while.
In the second half of the week, your personal life takes center stage. Things may get stressful at home, but remain calm. Everyone is on edge at this time of the year. Pay more attention to your partner this week, they may need your support.
This week will show if the path you chose earlier this year was correct. Even if some confusion may come up at work, nothing can stop your success. Your good mood will be noticed by everyone around you. Someone close to you may offer up a solution to a problem that’s been on your mind. Leave room for surprise!
In the second half of the week, single Virgos can meet someone special. Get your “Serendipity” on! It’s a magical time so anything is possible! Don’t over indulge during this holiday weekend, or there is a risk of an upset stomach.
You will feel super energetic this week, Libra. Use that energy in the right direction, try to be productive. This is a good week to listen to your loved one’s advice, especially when it comes to love matters. There’s a good chance you’ll meet your soulmate this week, the stars are on your side.
Closed mouths don’t get fed, so make sure to talk yourself up this weekend. You never know who has a useful contact or client for you. Enjoy the holiday vibes and indulge a little bit. You deserve it!
Your gift of persuasion deserves an award this week. Use it for your benefit, and get all of your work done before the holidays. Think outside of the box this week! The stars are on your side. Even if your idea seems too big to succeed, stay focused and don’t let fear talk you out of it.
In the second half of the week, your life priorities can shift a little. Relationships will be at the forefront of your thoughts. There might be some miscommunication and confusion with your partner. However, this “fight” won't last long and as long as you remain cool, calm and collected and speak from your heart, it won’t turn into anything serious.
You should focus on long term plans this week. Finetune that vision board for 2023! You might have some stuff pop up that needs your immediate attention. Dealing with that, will motivate you to focus on your future vision. A positive outlook, and belief in your own ability will help you during this period. If necessary, don't forget that you have people close to you that you can rely on.
By the end of the week, good luck will find you. It will be a great time to ask for a promotion, a loan or get hooked up with a mentor. The weekend is promising to be romantic, as long as you keep an open heart.
You might feel a little lost this week. You’ve been running on fumes these past few months. Your sign has a reputation for being workaholics, but that doesn’t mean you don’t sometimes need a break. Use the holiday break to unplug and detox from work. You need a reset or you risk burning out.
Even though it’s the holidays, try not to overdo it with alcohol, being as tired as you are, you may need much longer to recover. It would be a shame to waste a much needed break on feeling hungover and rundown. Let your partner take care of you and spoil you.
Aquas might find themselves at the center of gossip and misunderstandings this week. Try not to draw too much attention to yourself, keep a low profile. Keep it simple and keep it moving. The less you protest the quicker people will move on from gossip. It’s a good week for planning new solo projects.
By middle of the week, you’ll have an ace up your sleeve. This weekend will be all about family time, if someone in your family is fighting, don’t try to getin the middle of it. For single Aquas - Your romantic situation will become more clear, you may meet someone who will change your life.
You may receive an interesting proposal this week. Don’t rush to say no. Parts of this offer can prove to be useful to you in the future. By the middle of the week, you might be feeling much more creative than usual. Try writing or painting. It can prove to be just the stress relief you need!
There won’t be a huge chance to any surprise romantic encounters this week. Taken Pisces will feel extra adored by their other half. Single Pisces should rethink their idea of a perfect mate. You maybe overlooking someone who’s waiting to make your dreams come true!
Song of the Week: Last Christmas - Taylor Swift
Podcast Of The Week: Dr. Nicole Martin Interview & All The RHOM Tea
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