6 Simple Self-Care Tips to Survive & Thrive this Holiday Season
It’s the season of giving, but let’s not forget to take care of yourself too this holiday season. After all, prioritizing your self-care is crucial for your overall well-being. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, self-care involves taking the time to do things that help you live well while improving both your physical health and mental health — and we could all use more of that. That’s why this month on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing six tips to survive and thrive this holiday season — by putting yourself first.
6 Holiday Self-Care Tips
- Set Clear Boundaries
- Take Your Supplements
- Make a Nourishment List
- Set a Holiday Intention
- Pause to Breathe & Meditate
- Be Present
Set Clear Boundaries
First things first, it’s important to remember that self-care is not selfish. In fact, there’s no better way to respect your own needs. If you’re someone who tends to put everyone else first or you have a hard time saying no, do your best to set clear boundaries this holiday season.
Preserve your precious time and energy by only doing the things that light you up — saying no to anything (or anyone) that drains you.
Take Your Supplements
We get it, you’re busy. And all of the holiday parties and sweet treats make it difficult to stick to your healthy eating plan. Sound familiar?
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Make a Nourishment List
Everyone’s self-care plan will look a little different — as what works for one may not work for another. That’s why it’s helpful to create your own “nourishment list,” a list of items that make you feel good — such as therapy, journaling, tea, your favorite healthy foods, or a fitness class you love. As you embrace the holiday season, be sure to prioritize those things most important to you!
Set a Holiday Intention
There’s no need to wait until New Year’s to set an intention. Take some time to reflect on how you want to feel this holiday season and create an intention around it. It could be a word, phrase or affirmation such as “I am calm.” Write it down and keep it close by for when you need a feel-good reminder.
Pause to Breathe & Meditate
Between family parties and work outings, the holiday season can be chaotic. Don’t forget to slow down, breathe, and practice mindfulness. According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness meditation can improve both physical and mental health. Ready to get started? Free apps like Insight Timer make it easier than ever to carve out time for meditation.
You may have seen the saying “Presence > Presents,” and it couldn’t ring more true this time of year. Take time to live in the moment and be present — with your friends, your family, and yourself. If you struggle with unplugging, you may want to consider doing a Digital Detox this holiday season!
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