Thriving through the holidays
The holidays are full of family, friends, great food, and great memories. But they aren’t always compatible with a healthy lifestyle. When the holiday season rolls around, it’s easy to get a little lax on the healthy eating and exercise that we typically maintain.
Coupled together, all those festive parties and the stress the holidays can bring, can mean a hit to our overall well-being. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are a few simple tricks to thrive throughout the holidays.
1) Choose your battles
Plan what parties you need to go to and learn to say NO to excess parties and going out. Saying no means you’re saying yes to your goals. If you are invited to a party, ask what you can bring and make it healthy!
Have a healthy snack before you arrive to the party so that you can be more focused on fully enjoying your time with friends, family and colleagues.
2) Keep a routine
People can feel stressed when they are out of their regular routine. During the holidays try to stick to a regular workout routine and plan it in your schedule. Just keep moving! A body in motion stays in motion.
Irregular sleep schedules can lead to poor sleep quality, fatigue, poor eating habits, and daytime sleepiness that can take time to reverse. Avoid this by going to bed and waking up as close to the same time as you usually do.
3)Take time for yourself
Go for a walk, meditate once a day, or offer to go to the store for a few minutes of quiet. Even extroverts need time to recharge.
Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season and a 2020 year full of health and abundance in all that you desire!
Jessica and Bruno xox