Practicing Self-Care During the Holidays

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Hi Everyone! How have the holidays been for you so far?  Are you taking care of you?

The holidays can bring lots of joy and lots stress with all the family gatherings, endless parties, and the shopping! Here are 3 self-care tips that I never lose sight of during this time of the year.

  1. Stick to the routine. As much as you possibly can, try to stick with your normal routine during the holidays. Don’t stay too long at parties. Don’t pull an all-nighter wrapping presents. Disrupting your schedule and losing out on sleep can quickly turn you into Mr. Scrooge!
  1. Get your workout in! While you may not feel like you have the time to exercise during the holidays, make the time the stress relief benefits alone are worth it. If you can’t get to the gym or spin class, work physical activity into your errands. When shopping at the mall walk around a few extra times to get some cardio. If you have Christmas cards to mail walk to the post office instead of driving.
  1. Eat like you do when it’s not the holidays. With so many holiday parties and family gatherings between November and New Year’s, it can be difficult to stay committed to eating healthy. But try. Making healthy choices and eating well can keep you feeling better both physically and emotionally. But, don’t beat yourself up if you go overboard on the cookies at your office party. It’s not a big deal. Just get back on track the next day.

Remember balance your eating, exercising and me time just as you do throughout the year. Applying a little self-care will help you enjoy the holiday season a lot more!

 

Need more motivation and inspiration to help you get through the holidays? Every Monday until January 1! I will be sharing a weekly Holiday Fit Tip for you to focus on for the week. I will share these tips on Facebook and Twitter go follow me… www.facebook.com/GoodFoodMama and www.twitter.com/GoodFoodMama

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