I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. and you were able to spend time with the ones you love. Even if this Christmas was difficult for you hang in there. Also, be glad that Christmas music will end very soon. I love Christmas music, but I hear it everywhere and I need an ear break from it. Christmas is truly a beautiful and joyous time of the year.
The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time with family and friends. However, it can leave you feeling tired, overwhelmed, depressed, poorer, and stressed.
I’m on vacation yet I’m more tired than usual. I had to say no to some social events because my body was like you need to rest. I know I can do too much and it wreaks havoc on my energy levels.
The best gift you and I can give ourselves is to take care of ourselves. As we finish out the rest of the holiday season let’s take time to keep these 5 tips in my mind.
1. Get Enough Sleep
- Your body needs sleep to function properly.
- Eat Nutritional Foods
- Those wonderful sugar cookies will have your energy and hunger levels up and down ending in a fast crash.
- Eat nutritional foods to keep your energy up and ward off colds.
- Limit your liquor consumption.
3. Exercise- I’m waiting for the gym to open back up now!😊
- Exercise makes you feel mentally and physically stronger.
- Go for a walk or lift weights for at least 20 minutes.
- Also, exercise your mind do a puzzle.
4. Be Mindful
- Be present in the moment, it’s a conscious effort!
- Pray, meditate, or do yoga.
- Spend time drinking tea and journaling.
- Be thankful and give to those less fortunate than you.
5. Say No
- Say no if you are too tired and really don’t want to do something.
- Also, don’t feel the need to explain yourself.
I left a Christmas event early because I was tired. Please don’t feel bad if you don’t want to attend the after Christmas brunch, happy hour, or regifting party. Remember, the real reason for the season and get caught up on rest because after New Years, no break until the fourth of July.