Maintaining mental wellness during the Holidays is usually a lot easier said than done. The holiday season can be a very stressful time with pressure coming in many forms. Being very busy during the holidays can make it easy to get off track with health and wellness goals. During the holiday season make sure to take a step back, take a deep breath in and make sure to allow time for you. During all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays make sure to keep wellness a priority. With our holiday wellness tips to keep you on track, the holiday’s season will not derail you.
Me Time For Wellness Through The Holidays
Making time for you is a perfectly healthy way to maintain mental wellness. Me time is different for everyone and there are no right or wrong ways to spend it. Taking time to relax, decompress and alleviate stress is the key.
Healthy Eating During the Holiday Season
Maintaining a healthy diet during the holidays can be quite a challenge. So many parties get togethers and gatherings, options are endless. Don’t go on dessert overload during the season. As you site with family and enjoy the season make sure to eat what you like in moderation. While you enjoy the meals and different foods this holiday season, take time to enjoy them. In addition, make sure to sample the holiday treats that have been prepared. Doing so will keep you from overeating and provide a lot more enjoyment. Another good tip is to pace yourself when eating. Remember that the brain takes about 20 minutes or so to let the stomach know that you have had enough. Eating less food per sitting and spreading out your holiday meals throughout the day will keep your furnace burning calories and will help from overeating.
Sleep For Mental Wellness During the Holidays
Getting sleep through the holidays may not be as easy as it sounds. Sleeping however is the key to staying healthy during Christmas and it ensures your immune system will be better equipped to keep you healthy. Most people require 6-8 hours of sleep for proper energy levels and optimal health. Making sure you get enough sleep will help power you through the holiday shopping, late night wrapping and all the festivities.
Don’t Overspend During the Holidays
Don’t break the bank during the season of giving. Create a budget and stick to it. Doing so will alleviate future stress. Enjoy the holidays, buy the gifts and stay within a budget that is comfortable for you.
Maintaining your health through the holidays and beyond is an achievable goal. It can be done when you have the proper guidance or a plan to keep you on track.
The team at Bond Thomas Chiropractic specializes in individualized wellness plans for our clients. Need help for the holidays or beyond? We are always here to offer our professional guidance. Call Us: 727-522-1900