Sometimes, we just can’t avoid those necessary, mundane tasks. It may be rewarding and enjoyable for you to purchase gifts for your loved ones during the holidays — but, now that Christmas is over, you need to put them away. Take down the tree? Not nearly as much fun as putting it up!
In these cases, make these tasks as delightful as possible. Do you enjoy holiday movies and hot cocoa? Plan to tackle your unpleasant chores while you enjoy your favorite holiday movie with a cup of tea or even hot cocoa in front of the fireplace!
You will look forward to tackling this task, and you will do so with much more gratification.
Having this attitude and plan of action with each of your dreaded tasks this season will make for a much more enjoyable time spent. Mix it up, and make it fun!
Set yourself up for success from the beginning of each day by starting your day off right. The days seem to go
much more efficiently when starting off on “the right foot.”
What are you having for breakfast? Before you begin enjoying your breakfast, give your body a natural jolt
by having a glass of warm lemon water on an empty stomach. This helps kick the body into detox mode at the
beginning of each day. Have a healthy breakfast that will carry you to lunch with ease.
Try making breakfast a sacred time for yourself, if your schedule allows. Use this time to set your intentions for the day and appreciate something you’re grateful for in your life on a daily basis.
One of the most important things you can do to keep yourself on track is to be prepared. Keep healthy snacks with you
to avoid making a less healthy (and less tasty) choice.
Raw nuts are a great snack that can be tossed in your bag with ease. Packed full of nutrients, they will keep you satisfied
longer than a typical quick snack. Try this before your New Year's Eve party to start the year off right!
Do you have your New Year's plans (meals, parties, gifts, etc) planned out ahead of time? To avoid the stress of last minute decision-making — go ahead and put these things in order. Make lists, time schedules and grocery ideas of what you will need when the time comes.
What can you do in all of your free time you’re setting aside for yourself with all of this planning?
You hold so much power over your mood and the enjoyment of this time for you through your mindset. Make a
commitment to yourself to stay positive, and have a few back-up ideas on how to do just that when the frustrations kick in.
This time of year affects people in various ways. Two examples include those that are filled with joy and a heart
of giving, and those that are lonely and depressed. Maintaining your level of positivity will not only enhance your
days, but may also be that smile that someone absolutely needs to see at any particular moment.
You are so powerful.
Please, never forget that.
What do you have to be thankful for? What can you do to be a light to others?
We sometimes forget to care for ourselves as we cater to everyone else, so
don’t forget about taking care of yourself this season!
Self-care is incredibly important to your overall wellbeing.
Taking care of yourself not only keeps your immune system fighting, but also creates a deeper relationship with yourself as you nourish your every physical and emotional need.
Creating a holiday self-care list of things to do is a fantastic way to stay on top of things during the busy season.
This could be as simple as committing to an epsom salt bath 3 times a week and as wonderful as booking an appointment for a massage for YOURSELF!. Find something that truly nourishes and relaxes you, and stick to it. This will help keep your stress levels low, as well!
Food is the name of the game this time of year. All of the delicious holiday meals and treats that you wait all year to have are right around the corner.
To be quite honest — there is no reason you shouldn’t enjoy them!
With a few tips and tweaks, you can enjoy your holiday favorites while staying on track and meeting your goals.
Instead of throwing caution to the wind and jumping in head first, be sure to focus on enjoying just your absolute favorites. Fill the majority of your plate with healthy choices, and indulge without guilt on those favorite items.
Don’t go to those events hungry, either! Snacking on raw vegetables or a salad before you leave will help you from overfilling your plate.
"If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done."
Excuse Its dark out before work and when I get out. I cant motivate myself to get there.
Solution: Motivation is extremely hard when the weather is cold and your schedule is jam packed. The lack of sunshine can make people feel more tired and less motivated. To beat the winter time blues, go to the gym before work to avoid having conflicts come up throughout the day. Go to bed early, set your clothes out the night before, and prepare to have a half a banana and a cup of coffee before you begin your sweat. Once the alarm goes off, dont hit snooze! Get up and get moving. Wash your face and drink a glass of water right away to wake up your body. Blast some music as well if you can
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