Your Official Holiday Survival Guide

In case you haven’t realized, the holidays are just around the corner (like, next week!). From wrapping all of your last-minute gifts to preparing food for your Christmas feast, there’s a lot to do and not enough time to spend on you.

But don’t worry, we’ve put together a little holiday survival guide to keep you sane this year—so you can actually enjoy your time off!

Here’s what to do: Grab a glass of wine (or any drink of your choice), climb into bed and read up on these helpful articles below. Trust us, your future self will thank you! We know it’s easy to feel anxious about what’s left to be done, but remember that you are a priority. So give yourself permission right now—for 30 minutes or less—to prepare your mind for what’s to come.

It’s your time off. Spend it the way you want to! Let’s get started…


Achea’s Favorite Things: 5 Amazing Holiday Gifts For You & Yours

First things first: if you’re getting antsy about who’s left to shop, we’ve got your back. Here are Achea’s five favorite gifts to give this holiday season (psst…many of these are very budget-friendly!). Add these to your cart, then read the next article below!


Ditch The Stress: Here’s Your Permission To Actually Enjoy Your Holidays This Year

NEWSFLASH: Choosing to spend the holidays the way you want to spend them doesn’t mean you love your family any less. In fact, choosing to spend the holidays the way other people want you to spend them results in major stress—which sorta defeats the purpose of a holiday, don’t you think? That’s why Achea put together a few stress-free dos and don’ts to optimize your time for you this holiday season. If you read any of the articles in this blog post, read this one for sure! Read More


Myth, Busted: Table Manners Are A Thing Of The Past

Read to brush up on your table manners? Fact: they’re still oh-so important, especially when it comes to teaching your kids to behave this holiday. Whether you’re spending Christmas at Grandma’s house or out to dinner with acquaintances, it’s best to remind them of their ps and qs! See if you can guess all 13! Read More


Before you turn the page on 2018…

This blog post comes to us by the very insightful Regan Walsh. Simply put, it’s a must-read before the New Year begins. One of the topics she stresses with clients is the importance of celebrating each and every milestone. “At the end of the year, especially, we are prone to only looking forward, to planning and strategizing for a successful 2019,” she says. Take a moment to answer a few of these prompts to remind yourself all that you’ve accomplished! You deserve it. Read More


These Christmas Cocktails Need Your Attention ASAP

We saved the best for last! Deckd just rounded up the prettiest cocktails, and you just have to serve them at your next holiday party. So, if you’ve been searching for something good to drink, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for these five easy Christmas concoctions. (Psst…not into alcohol? No problem! There’s a special one just for you at the end!). Read More!


We at Real Girls F.A.R.T. wish you and yours the merriest of holidays this year. Remember to always prioritize your feelings before others, and never feel ashamed for spending your time off the way you intend to.

How do you stay sane during the holidays? Leave a comment below!

Achea Redd

Achea Redd

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Achea Redd is a mental health advocate, author of “Be Free Be You” and founder of Real Girls F.A.R.T. — a space to empower and equip women with the necessary tools to use their voices and become their best, most authentic selves.

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