Give Yourself a Present This Holiday Season

holiday stress self-care Dec 23, 2022

The holiday season can be a stressful time for many people. With all the added responsibilities and events, it's easy to become overwhelmed. 

Here are some examples of healthy ways to prioritize yourself during the holidays:

  1. Make time for self-care: Take a few minutes each day to do something that makes you feel relaxed and refreshed, such as taking a warm bath, meditating, or doing some gentle stretching.
  2. Set boundaries: It's okay to say no to things that don't align with your values or that you don't have the time or energy for. Don't feel obligated to attend every holiday party or event.
  3. Practice gratitude: Take a moment each day to reflect on the things you're grateful for. This can help you stay positive and focused on the things that matter most.
  4. Get enough sleep: Make sure to get enough rest during the holidays so that you're well-rested and able to enjoy the season.
  5. Eat well: Don't let the holiday treats and indulgences derail your healthy eating habits. Try to incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins into your diet, and limit your intake of sugary and processed foods.
  6. Stay active: Keep up with your regular exercise routine, or try a new form of physical activity to stay fit and energized during the holiday season.
  7. Stay connected: Spend quality time with the people who are important to you, and don't hesitate to reach out for support if you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed.

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