It doesn’t matter what or how you usually celebrate, we could all use some extra holiday self-care this year.
Trying to figure out how to celebrate in the middle of a global pandemic is hard.
Adding restrictions on travel and gathering sizes into the mix, leaves most of us feeling stressed in a whole new way.
Do you risk your own health or the health of your loved ones to celebrate in a traditional way?
Do you spend the holidays alone?
Whatever you decide, it’s important to take some extra holiday self-care time.
De-stress; do what feels good and right for you.
SHIFT YOUR FOCUS
We all want something about this year to feel ‘normal’.
It might seem like the easiest thing to do is to focus on the usual holiday business: gift shopping, dinner menus, guest lists.
But who needs that kind of pressure?
It’s already been a tough year of working from home, virtual learning and Zoom (a lot of Zoom).
That’s why you should give yourself some grace and take time to figure out what feels important to you this year.
Maybe it’s spending time with family.
Maybe it’s making grandma’s famous pie.
And maybe it’s disconnecting from it all.
Regardless of what you choose remember, saying no to the things you don’t want to do will give you the space to say yes to the things that matter most to you.
And that in itself, is a form of holiday self-care.
SUPPORT YOUR BODY FROM THE INSIDE
Sometimes all of the deep breathing in the world doesn’t feel like it’ll help when stress and anxiety are in overdrive-mode.
As a result, amino acids like L-theanine that’s found in green tea come in handy.
It helps promote relaxation and mental calmness; naturally.
Sip on a cup before the holiday festivities begin so you can feel alert during the day or just before bedtime for a better nights’ sleep.
No matter when you choose to have it, the L-theanine in green tea an help lower the effects of both physical and mental stress.
CONNECT WITH YOUR TRIBE
Holiday self-care doesn’t have to mean total solitude.
In fact, sometimes the best way to de-stress is by connecting with the people you feel most authentically yourself with.
Get together with your people; even if it’s virtually.
You know, the people who you can completely let your guard down with and laugh until your belly hurts with.
Connection creates amazing memories and is truly good for the soul.
This year, making it through the holidays might look a lot different than it has in the past.
Focus on the things that genuinely feel good.
Look for natural ways to support self-care from the inside out.
And connect with the people that fuel your soul.
Does all this holiday talk have you thinking about new year’s goals?
Read the post on new year’s resolution success next, here.
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December 22, 2020