1. Do something active everyday
- If you are exercising regularly then try to keep up your regular habits.
- Take a walk after dinner
- YouTube has 100s and 1000s of free fun exercise videos. Do something for 10 min or more daily. This is one of my favorites: https://youtu.be/cgTE_09hEDU
2. Fill up on healthy foods
Holiday food is generally more dense, higher in calories and sugar. If you are a guest at a party start with healthier choices then enjoy some special holiday foods. If you are the host then offer some healthy dishes alongside of traditional holiday recipes.
I know in our family we make certain dishes only for the holidays so we look forward to this time of the year to enjoy them. Here’s a healthy raw eggnog recipe without eggs:
2 cup almond milk, 2 cup hazelnut milk , 1 cup dates, 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Blend in a high speed blender till creamy.
3. Give yourself a break
This time of the year you get invited to company events, holiday parties. You don’t have to say YES to every party invitation. Holidays is also a time to relax and recharge. Take some time for yourself, do something that will bring you joy.
Holidays are also perfect time to reflect on the past year, to be proud of all your accomplishments and maybe set new goals for the upcoming year.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~ Maya Angelou
This is one of my favorite quotes, why don’t you go out there and make someone feel wonderful.