Well hello, December! ☃️
The last month of 2020 is finally upon us—how's your ✨holiday spirit✨ holding up this year? Are you feeling happier than Buddy finding the World's Best Cup of Coffee or more like the Grinch consulting his "busy" schedule? (Perhaps like that time he tried yoga? Yeah. We've felt that way too.)
For better or worse, the holidays continue to look different this year. And while it's easy to get stuck in a feeling of loss when things don't happen as planned, we're firm believers in celebrating the good. Which is why this issue is dedicated to finding joy this season (even though we know it may feel like an uphill climb on Table Mountain).
What traditions, new and old, are we embracing as this year?
🎄 Decorating with lights, trees, or just a really great-smelling candle (because science says it can boost your happy hormones).
❄️ Getting outside to enjoy the snow—because you're never too old for a good old-fashioned snowball fight!
🧣 Whether you practice hygge or "New Cozy"—making a space that is extra comfy. Soft blankets, marshmallows + hot cocoa, a pump of peppermint in your coffee, a crackling fireplace (even if it's virtual), and binging a good book or holiday movie marathon can really boost the soul in Wintertime.
Don't be shy, you can try these too! As always, we're here with some cheer to bring some study abroad inspired light until the days actually get lighter and you can travel to your favorite Winter destinations again.