Fight Holiday Fatigue
The year is coming to an end quickly!
It’s easy to get run down with all the extra things to do for the holidays, like shopping, decorating, sending cards, baking and parties.
So, it’s important to remember to take some extra good care for yourself! ❤️
Here are some suggestions to fight holiday fatigue:
Go for a walk outside. This is great to improve your mood too.
Eat plenty of vegetables to boost vitamin and minerals. Have you tried a green juice? Now is the perfect time! It’s best if you get a fresh pressed juice from a juice bar, especially if you’ve never tried a green juice, or if you pick up a bottled one, look for cold-pressed, and watch out for high sugar. You can compare labels and then pick the lower ones. Generally, more fruit, beets and/or carrots will be higher.
Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep.
Offer help to those less fortunate. It may sound counterintuitive, but trust me, it will make you feel energized. There are so many great ways to help!
Take a break from social media and try to power off your electronics for a couple of hours each day.
Pick up a good book or magazine, kick up your feet and enjoy some reading to get your mind off the to-do list.
Make a cup of tea or hot cocoa and enjoy while sitting in your coziest chair.
Soak in a hot bath before bedtime.
Do a couple of gentle stretches in bed before you get up or restorative yoga poses at night, such as Child’s pose (great for reducing both stress and fatigue) or laying on your back and putting your legs up against a wall.
Exercise. Again, this may sound counterintuitive but it too can energize you, and with the extra holiday treats in many workplaces, can help reduce weight gain.
Eat a wholesome breakfast. This Winter Muesli is one of my favorite recipes that you can make ahead. It will keep in the refrigerator for several days. Great for the whole family!
Written by Kim Baur. She is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach at www.steppingstone-wellness.com.
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