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The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and, unfortunately, sometimes stress. As the year draws to a close and we prepare for the busiest season, finding ways to unwind and de-stress becomes crucial. At The Lowry Hotel, we understand the importance of relaxation and have some valuable tips to help you de-stress before the hustle and bustle of the festive season.

Plan Ahead

One of the primary sources of holiday stress is last-minute planning. To avoid the rush, start your preparations early. Make a checklist of everything you need to do, from shopping for gifts to decorating your home. Having a clear plan will help you to stay organised. Write your Christmas lists so you don’t miss anyone off!

Disconnect and Unplug

In our digital age, it's easy to get overwhelmed by constant notifications and the pressures of social media. Take time to unplug and disconnect from your devices. A digital detox can do wonders for your mental well-being. Maybe the Somadome Meditation Pod at RE:TREAT will be your perfect solution, where you can relax in a serene environment, away from the demands of the online world.

Exercise and Stay Active

Exercise is a proven stress-reliever. Whether it's a brisk walk along the river or a session at the gym, physical activity releases endorphins that boost your mood and reduce stress. The Lowry Hotel offers a well-equipped fitness centre, so you can maintain your fitness routine even while you're away from home. Perhaps exploring the seasonal sights of Manchester will provide you with a delightful stroll.

Enjoy Fine Dining

Fine dining can be an excellent way to de-stress before the busy season. Savour exquisite dishes, beautiful views of the river, and impeccable service. A sumptuous meal can be a great way to relax and enjoy the moment, why not indulge a little with Festive lunch or perhaps an afternoon tea with a seasonal twist will do the trick. Indulge in culinary delights at The River Restaurant...

Take a Spa Day

RE:TREAT offers a range of rejuvenating treatments to help you unwind and recharge. Whether it's a soothing massage, a facial, or a body treatment, our spa experts will pamper you and help you forget the holiday rush for a while.

Connect with Loved Ones

The holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones. Try to connect with family and friends, whether in person or virtually. Sharing your thoughts and feelings can be incredibly therapeutic and remind you of the true spirit of the season. Maybe a shared laugh over coffee or cocktails is the remedy you need to reconnect with loved ones.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness techniques, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises, can help reduce stress and anxiety. Taking a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness can make a big difference in your overall well-being. Our RE:TREAT studio offers classes including yoga and sound healing, allowing you to replenish your body and reawaken your mind.

Sleep Well

A good sleep is essential for managing stress. Ensure you get enough rest, even during the holiday season. The comfortable rooms at The Lowry Hotel provide the perfect environment for a good night's sleep, giant beds to sink into with peaceful views, try a little luxury this season.

Delegate Tasks

Don't hesitate to delegate tasks or ask for help. You don't have to do everything on your own. Sharing responsibilities can lighten your load and reduce stress.

Remember the Joy

Finally, remember that the holiday season is meant to be a time of joy and celebration. Don't lose sight of what truly matters. Take time to appreciate the beauty of the season; plan a staycation or explore everything that Manchester has to offer. Christmas is all about the magic, of course, so enjoy the joy in the little things.

As the busiest season of the year approaches, remember that you have the power to control your stress levels. Follow these tips and let The Lowry Hotel be your sanctuary of relaxation during this holiday season. We're here to make your stay enjoyable and stress-free, so you can truly appreciate the moments that matter most.