The holiday season is a time for celebration, family gatherings, and time-honored traditions. It’s also a time for overeating cakes, pies, and rich, unhealthy foods, sitting around talking, watching movies, or playing games, and lots of holiday stress. Many diets and fitness regimens are derailed by the holiday season, but wellness doesn’t take a break on the holidays. With a little mindfulness and preparation you can make healthy decisions throughout the holiday season to stay on track.
Make a plan
Overbooking your time, forgetting to-dos, and getting surprised by events can can add to holiday stress. Writing everything down can keep you from scheduling yourself to be in two places at once, and help you manage your time.
- Be as thorough as possible and include everything that you know you have to do. You can’t account for everything, but you can at least prepare for what you know will come.
- Set realistic weekly goals to work physical activity in to your schedule. You’re more likely to meet your goals if they are attainable and you have a visual reminder.
- Plan meals and designate a meal prep day each week. This can help you make sure that you’re eating healthy in between the holidays.
- Don’t forget about your mental health. Make time for relaxation and consider a soothing treatment such as PEMF therapy.
A schedule isn’t written in stone. Ideally you can stick to your regular exercise routine, make your miles, and get to the gym each day. You can have always have nutritious home cooked meals, and never have to swing through the drive-thru.
Of course, this isn’t always possible during the holidays. Maybe you’re traveling, hosting guests, or you have a family event that can’t be worked around. Sometimes things come up at the last minute. Be prepared for this and do your best to make up your minutes, find time to make meals, and also relax.
Make some you time
The holidays are about spending quality time with loved ones and thinking about others, but you can’t neglect your own feelings. Relax, decompress, and don’t let stress get in the way of holiday celebrations.
PEMF therapy is a relaxing and soothing treatment that’s been used to treat anxiety and depression. It can help improve your mood and relieve symptoms of holiday stress. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is completely safe, it’s effective, and sessions take just a few minutes.