Eat. Drink. Sleep

As we spend the festive season with friends and family, it can often be hard to find time for ourselves. Self care is just as important over the holidays as it is throughout the rest of the year. So how do we find time to look after ourselves this jolly season?

 

Eat well (when you can)

‘Tis the season to be eating, but not necessarily all the time. No need to skip the Christmas pudding after dinner, and it’s more than ok to have a second serve of turkey here and there. Just try and keep things in moderation. A great idea is to keep breakfasts nice and healthy, and be sure to fill up. Eating a larger and more nutritious breakfast will keep you feeling fuller for longer and help reduce overeating later in the day.

 

Stay hydrated.

Drink a lot. And I don’t mean the naughty kind. Christmas is certainly a time to treat ourselves, but in between the egg nogs, be sure to drink plenty of water.

 

Stay active.

If you are feeling a bit lethargic after Aunty Carol’s Christmas turkey, see if you can fit in a speedy workout or jog around the block. Even just 10 minutes of exercise can make all the difference.

 

Get plenty of sleep.

Silent Night may be one of the classic carols, but silent nights don’t come around too often over Christmas. Late nights and early mornings are often a part of the holidays as we try to fit more and more into our days. However as our days get busier, our sleep in fact needs to get longer. Make sure you are fitting in enough time to rest at the end of each day. Or even fitting in an afternoon nap when you get a chance!

 

Breathe.

It may sound simple, but we can often get caught up in all of the hustle and bustle of the season and forget to take the time to just breathe. Conscious breathing for even a few minutes, can help calm your mind and set you up for the rest of the day.

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