It’s that frantic time at the end of the year and while juggling all the errands, business travel and family demands, I hope you’ve saved some time for yourself.
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It’s that frantic time at the end of the year and while juggling all the errands, business travel and family demands, I hope you’ve saved some time for yourself. Staying in balance may take a bit more effort at this season but if you are able to get enough rest, exercise and not overdo tasty temptations, you will end up with more to give and leave holiday stress in the dust.
Here’s a few suggestions to help you take care of #1 & avoid holiday stress:
- Whenever you think about it, take a few moments to consciously breathe.
- Feel your feet on the ground and sit or stand a little taller.
- Relax your jaw, wiggle your head a bit to ease your neck, do a few shoulder rolls to release tension.
- Settle in for a moment and ask yourself – what do I need right now? The language of the body is feeling but we too often drown the whispers of discomfort out and wonder why we’re suddenly tired, ravenously hungry or suddenly in pain. So spend a few seconds and listen deeply.
- Drink plenty of water – it will help to flush the extra sweets or salty foods you may have been snacking on and will help you fight fatigue.
- Get extra rest when you can – catnap, sleep a bit later if you feel tired and get to bed early on the nights you’re able. To help you sleep, don’t go to bed with a full tummy and drink water to help flush alcohol out of your system.
- Balance event nights where you’re running about with stay-home or quiet time to re-charge.
- When traveling, give yourself the gift of extra time – allow more time to get everywhere.
- If you’re driving or flying, bring a few healthy snacks so you don’t get overly hungry which can lead to poor choices where you shovel anything in your mouth to fill your tummy. You’ll save money too or have more to spend on meals that you’ll truly enjoy later. Your body will thank you for it.
- If you’re spending time with family and friends that you rarely visit with, work to really see them and marvel at their presence in your life. If there’s friction it will help you to not take things personally and enjoy the time together more. If we can just appreciate our loved ones for who they are, then it will be easier to keep the peace and not doing anything we might regret.
- Remember to breathe deeply, stretch often and live well. Check out our website, www.DrivetimeYoga.com for more travel ease tips and gifts.
Enjoy your time off and never again succumb to holiday stress. Happy Holidays!
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I hope you found this helpful. Please share! It’ll make my holiday brighter.