How to De-Stress During the Holidays 

The holiday season fills most with joy and happiness—but it can also be stressful. Between last-minute gifts and dysfunctional family dinners, it can be hard to find moments of rest in the chaos of the holiday season.

Here are five ways to eliminate stress from the holiday season this year.

1. Unwind in the Living Room

The key to keeping stress at bay is creating a comfortable space to enjoy during your free time. The living room is the hub for relaxation in your home. It’s where you unwind after a long day and reset for tomorrow. Here are two ways to enjoy the fun aspects of the holiday season from the comfort of your living room.

The holidays are the best time for season-specific movies. From Home Alone to Miracle on 34th Street, there is no better time to curl up on the couch and enjoy a holiday movie.

While known as a great option for those who anticipate unexpected guests staying the night, a media sleeper offers the furniture owner an opportunity to enjoy their space without borders. Sprawl out and get cozy without leaving your living room—a media sleeper makes holiday movie nights magical.

Everyone needs a premium napping spot during the holidays. While napping might not be your forte during the summer, winter power naps are a lifesaver.

Recliners make mid-day naps happen. Whether you need a break from the holiday madness or can’t keep your eyes open while wrapping Christmas presents, enjoy a restful nap on a comfortable power recliner. The ability to extend your legs and customize your comfort brings a new meaning to winter relaxation.

2. Improve Your Sleep

The holiday season requires a lot of your energy and attention. The best way to look and feel your best is to ensure you are getting ample rest throughout the winter. Here are a few ways to get a better night’s sleep this winter.

Finding your ideal sleep solution starts with your mattress. Explore what you’re missing from your current bedroom setup and solve your sleep issues with a bed tailored to you.

From comfort level to technology, your mattress should suit your sleep style. Dufresne offers a free in-store sleep assessment where they uncover what kind of sleeper you are. We will help you build a personalized sleep solution that caters to your needs and preferences.

Holiday shopping can make it hard to fall asleep. With names and gift ideas floating around in your head, it can be hard to shut down and achieve quality rest at night. Sleep accessories are a great way to calm you down and help you get the REM sleep you deserve.

Our Nodpod Weighted Eye Mask not only makes for a great holiday gift, but they are also a great tool to help you fall asleep faster this holiday season. The Nodpod applies gentle pressure on your eyes, creating a relaxing and calming effect on your mind and body. Browse our collection of sleep accessories to find easy ways to help you fall asleep this season.

3. Enjoy a Relaxing Meal

There is nothing more soothing than a great meal after a long day. Whether a bowl of hearty soup on a cold winter day or a refreshing smoothie to raise your spirit in the morning, healthy food is good for your depleted soul. Here are a few ways to enjoy quality food at home during the holiday season.

Smoothies are a great way to stay healthy during busy times. With an abundance of tasty combinations of fruits, vegetables and juices, you can create a healthy snack that will help you recharge without having to cook and clean.

Your first step to becoming a smoothie connoisseur is investing in a quality blender. Find a blender that offers versatility, power and reliability. Consider whether your blender is powerful enough to make thick smoothies or if you can take your final product on the go.

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying an absurd amount of baking during the holiday season. Indulge in delicious treats at your leisure, but don’t forget to enjoy the process of baking them in the meantime. Here is our suggestion: schedule time in your holiday calendar to enjoy stress-free baking by yourself this year.

Make holiday baking simple and quick with a quality air fryer. Skip preheating times and experience the decadence of crispier chocolate chip cookies with a versatile air fryer like the Cuisinart Toaster Oven with Air Fryer.

4. Create a Cozy Reading Space

Whether you’re an avid reader or hope to increase your book collection as a New Year’s resolution, nothing beats enjoying a page-turner on a cold winter day. Here are a few ways to unwind with a good book this holiday season.

The first step in creating a stress-free space is keeping warm and cozy. Bundle up with a warm (and stylish) throw near a window and enjoy a great story with the perfect background.

Delve into a good book with a cozy blanket. While it may seem like a good idea to bring your comforter into your reading space, you should allocate a main reading blanket to avoid mess and inconvenience. While versatile enough to complement any room, the Jacinta Throw provides warmth and style at a great price.

With cold winter weather breezing in, your book collection is sure to grow. Curate an easy place to store and style your favourite reads with a sleek bookcase. Not only does it provide ample storage, but it also opens up the door to style your favourite books, trinkets, and décor.

Create a cozy nook to enjoy while you read your new novel. Your choice of bookshelf should reflect your home style. For example, the Sol Bookcase fits modern, industrial and boho interior styles. If your room hosts furniture in those styles, pair this bookcase to create a cohesive reading space.

5. Improve Your Electronics

You deserve to enjoy your TV time to the fullest. Watching your favourite TV show or enjoying a movie on your must-watch list should feel like a break from reality. Here are two ways to create a better viewing experience this holiday season.

Whether it's cozying up with a heartwarming Christmas movie or unwinding with soothing Yule log videos, your TV enhances the holiday experience. Escape from the holiday hustle and bustle and create a tranquil and stress-free atmosphere by upgrading your television this year.

With its stunning 4K UHD resolution and high-quality display, Samsung TVs allow you to immerse yourself in your favourite holiday movies, shows, and festive content with unparalleled clarity and vividness. Its Smart TV capabilities provide easy access to a wide range of streaming services, offering a world of options at your fingertips.

Whether you’re playing your favourite holiday tunes, streaming a heartwarming movie, or enjoying the crackling sounds of a virtual fireplace, crisp sound makes your break from the holiday season so much better. Introduce a sound bar to your living room space to bring more holiday cheer to your ears.

The Samsung Sound Bar with Wireless Sub elevates your audio experience, creating a cozy atmosphere that allows you to escape from holiday stress. Its user-friendly design and wireless capabilities are easy to set up and operate, making the holiday season simple and stress-free.

The Feeling of Home

Start your stress-free holiday season by exploring festive deals at Dufresne. For more stress-relieving suggestions or winter-style inspiration, check out our social media pages.

If you'd like to learn more about our selection of relaxing furniture or could use some help exploring our store, book a free appointment with one of our style experts.