To say the Holidays CAN be a stressful time feels like an understatement. They are stressful really no matter what we do. Instead of thinking about how we can “de-stress” from this busy time I want to instead address how we can avoid some of the stress in the first place to help make the Holidays the happy time they are meant to be! I know you probably don’t have time to think about getting a massage or having an epsom salt bath right now where there are tons of holiday things to take care of so I’m taking the preventative route instead!
- Try your best to stay in
routine. Holidays are famous for throwing us out of whack starting with Thanksgiving, right through to New Years and when January 1st comes around we’re feeling a little (or a lot) of track and craving routine! We can avoid this by at least trying to keep our routine in tactby eating meals at regular times,and continuing to plan and include workouts. I don’t know about you but if I have a workout scheduled for the next day I’m way more likely to ‘prepare’ by eating better and opting for 2 glasses of wine max. This helps me enjoy the evening but also have a great workout the next day and start that day on the right foot!
2. When you are feeling
3. Choosing healthy options when you are out and about. I’m not talking about Christmas parties or events, that’s the time we should indulge and enjoy! I mean during those busy days of running errands and gift shopping. Don’t feel guilty about eating out! You and I both know these are
4. Get enough sleep. This one
Like I said the holidays are busy, stressful and overwhelming at times. I want to encourage you to beat the burnout by trying your best to stick to your routine, taking deep breaths when necessary, choosing nourishing options like Smoothie King when you’re gift shopping or running errands, and getting enough sleep! The Holidays are meant to be happy and relaxing so make sure you take care of yourself first and we’ll all be heading into the new year strong!
Thank you to Smoothie King for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.