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How to Relax and Unwind After the Holidays

Our Guide to the Ultimate Sunday Hang to Relax and Unwind Post-Holidays

The holidays can be exhausting, so we partnered with Campbell's® to give you everything you need to chill out come January.

Yes, the holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful. Between jam-packed, delayed travel days, gift shopping, small talk with your extended family, and several weeks of pie for breakfast, it seems obvious that you'd be a bit burnt out by the time the new year arrives. So when the holiday dust (or should we say, sparkle) settles and you're finally back in your own home, give yourself a weekend to just be lazy and relax. Call up your partner or BFF and spend a post-festivities Sunday lounging — take the time to catch each other up on what happened over the holidays and start looking forward to the new year.

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The first requirement for a lazy Sunday: stay in bed as long as you want! There's no shame in staying cozy beneath the covers, especially when it's chilly outside. When both of your stomachs start to growl, head to the kitchen to prepare a savory brunch — cooking together is perhaps our favorite weekend morning activity, especially when it gives you extra time to bond and enjoy each other's company.


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Bake something hearty that you can continue to snack on all day, like this Cheddar Broccoli Frittata. It features Campbell’s® Condensed Broccoli Cheese Soup as the base, which gives an extra creamy texture to the eggy favorite. A medley of veggies like mushrooms, onions, zucchini, and scallions (plus a healthy helping of cheddar!) makes for a super flavorful and robust meal. Plus, the skillet will keep it warm so you can go back for seconds — or thirds — throughout the afternoon.

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Then, head to the couch! Don't feel bad about staying in your PJs all day — in fact, we encourage it. Get comfortable with plush pillows and snuggly blankets and spend the afternoon watching feel-good movies (pro tip: Hallmark always has a great collection). Use the day to reenergize yourself and reconnect to normal life after the whirlwind that is the holiday season. Maybe you and your partner or friend will reflect on the year gone by, and then think about what the next one has in store for you both. Or just sit quietly and zone out together! Either way, remember that you deserve a moment to simply relax and unwind — so take advantage.

Photographer: Matthew Zach; Art Director: Samara Grossman; Prop Stylist: Aja Coon; Food Stylist: Micah Morton; Hair and Makeup Artist: Elayna Bachman; Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi; Producer: Cassie Doyle
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