I’m all about self-care practices and in fact, I’d like to make this a regular feature on the blog. And while I do hope to offer some helpful advice, today’s post is meant to be taken lightly. If you’re feeling like me (and most of Canada) right now, you’re bound to be sad that the Olympics are over. It’s funny because I don’t even like sports! I’m not athletic at all, I’ve never played sports, and I don’t normally enjoy watching them. But as soon as the Olympics come on, I am glued to the TV 24/7. I become the most patriotic Canadian ever. And now that it’s over, I feel an Olympic hangover coming on. If you’re suffering as well, consider the following ideas to help you get over your post-Olympic sadness.
FIND A NEW HOBBY | I’ve spent my day studying blog-related courses but if you’re not a blogger, consider picking up reading again, redecorating a room, or trying a new sport! Maybe you’ll be the next famous ski jumper.
SLEEP | Because of the 12+ hour time difference, the most recent Olympics really wrecked havoc on my sleep schedule. I feel like I’ve been running low on fuel for the past 16 days! Take the next week to head to bed early and recuperate.
SHOP | If you’re not ready to give up on Team Canada yet, head over to The Bay and pick up some Team Canada gear for yourself. I picked up a pair of the mittens myself, but I also really want the toque and the now-sold-out flannel shirt (bonus: get 5% cash back with Ebates!).
MAKE TRAVEL PLANS | We already know that the 2020 Summer Olympics are going to be held in Tokyo, so why not plan a trip to watch them in person? Two years gives you lots of time to save money and do research on all that there is to see and do in Tokyo. If you’re like me and prefer the winter Olympics, start planning for 2022 in Beijing!
If you’re still not ready to give up on the Olympics, grab the most Canadian tea you can find (like this one!), curl up in a blanket, and grab a book (like this autobiography by Tessa Virtue). I’ll link a couple other Olympic-related books below! I’m definitely adding these to my to-read list.
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