Self-Care Holiday Challenge

Self-Care Holiday Challenge

There is no denying it, the holiday season has arrived. This time of year can bring more travel, shopping lists and day to day responsibilities.  These shifts can easily throw us off balance. Maybe you don’t have as much time for exercise, cooking, self-care, and down time.  So often I hear, “I will get back to myself in January.”  I am offering a simple holiday season challenge.  It includes 4 tasks that take a total of 15-20 minutes per day.  Are you in?

  1.  Gratitude:   Start each day by writing down one thing for which you are grateful.  Keep a running log and do your best not to repeat.  I would suggest doing this first thing in the morning or before bed at night.  Click here for more gratitude tips.
  2. Water:  Staying hydrated will support your immune system, help reduce overeating, and help flush your system from excess holiday food and drinks. Fill bottles in the a.m. and sip water throughout the day (this is better than drinking a large glass in one sitting).  This time of year, I also suggest room temperature or warm water and feel free to add lemon or other citrus to flavor.  Click here for more hydration tips.
  3. Moving Your Body:  I suggest taking a brisk 15 minute walk every day.  If the weather cooperates, go outside so you also get some fresh air.  Even a daily brisk walk will help flush your system, clear your mind, and help your immune system.
  4. Sit Down to Eat:  I suggest trying to sit down when you eat as often as possible.  This helps to focus your attention on what you are putting into your body and gives you a break from the busyness of the day.  Don’t be hard on yourself if you find yourself eating on the run, just try and make time for more sit down meals.  Are you looking for some inspiration for what should go on your plate?  Click here for some recipes to inspire.

Here’s to finding the moments!

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