No matter if you are a Christmas lover, the following weeks are one of the craziest of all the year. While some people is pleased with the festive atmosphere, don’t get so well with the crowdy streets or the late shopping, while for others it’s an upsetting season from the beginning.
December is the most exciting and stressful month, so many obligations, parties, commitments and not so healthy food. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can prepare ourselves for the coming weeks and experience a serenity, calm and even joyful holiday.
Here are few tips that will help keep you survive this Christmas with total success.
BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY
Poor nourish food, alcoholic drinks, poor sleep… To support that frenetic social life you need to have a very strong immune system. Prepare your body:
- Eating greens all day long, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Greens helps feed your good gut bacteria. Lay your morning eggs over sautée spinach, add broccoli to your stir fry and used a collard green as a tortilla for a wrap.
- Improve your digestion, add a good probiotic to your daily routine and some magnesium to help ease constipation.
- Eat as clean as possible in between parties and festivities. Choose your food wisely to help keep the bad bacteria from overwhelming the good one.
- To relax muscles and distress take a sauna or a hot bath.
- Get enough sleep.
Start your day with a breathe exercise. Try to practice some yoga stretches and relaxation and if you fell overwhelmed in the middle of the day, pause, close your eyes, deep breath and count to 10, this will relieve your tension and mind.
Even just walk or ride your bike to work. It will stimulate your heart and will create an opportunity to breath without the stress from driving a car.
IT’S OK TO SAY ‘NO’
It can be hard, but if you want to slow down this holiday, you will have to, gently and graciously, turn down invitations. Book few nights off for yourself and enjoy a little ‘solo’ time.
Let go of the outcome and focus on what is truly important. Be present there where your are and enjoy your time!