"I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you." — Joyce Meyer

The holidays are fast approaching and you’ll surely be faced with the typical temptations and encounter challenges that can hijack your health. Preparing for them ahead of time and being in the right frame of mind to make the best decisions to support your wellness can make all the difference in the world.

Do any of these happen to you this time of year? You feel rushed, overwhelmed, stressed, aggravated, overtired, worn out, or have no energy? Overcoming those so instead you feel happy, healthy and energized comes down to the choices you make. I encourage you to be diligent and don’t get derailed from your healthy lifestyle during the holiday season.

A Recipe for Healthy Holidays
  • Get 8 hours of sleep a night. The proper amount of sleep will have a positive effect on you physically and mentally.
  • Schedule quiet time into each day. Set aside about 15 minutes. Use that time to relax and reflect.
  • Reduce stress. Use essential oils to support your mood and emotions. Are there any scents that bring back fond memories or make you feel calm? Diffuse it, apply topically, or add to a bath. Contact me if you need oils or click HERE to order.
  • Plan and participate in activities that are fun and bring you joy. Think of things you did during the holidays when you were a kid or that make you laugh. Keep it simple.
  • Plan meals in advance and prep ahead of time. Have ingredients on hand to make quick, healthy meals. Make use of an Instant Pot or Crock Pot.
  • Practice portion control. Stop eating before you feel full. Use a smaller plate when you eat. You’ll eat less. Avoid seconds.
  • Eat nutritious foods like vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. They will help you feel better than highly processed foods and even improve your mood.
  • Limit sweets and treats. Take one. Pick your favorite. Eat slowly and savor every bite. Be mindful and present while eating.
  • Sit down and slow down when you eat. Engage in conversation around the table and turn off or put away all electronic devices.
  • Be kind to yourself if you overindulged or eat things you shouldn’t. Commit to do better.
  • Make substitutions when cooking and baking. Change recipes by substituting healthier ingredients or adding less of certain things like sugar and salt. Search online for healthier versions of traditional dishes. Seek out healthier recipes for family favorites.
  • Make time to exercise. Keep up your current routine. Physical activity is good for your body and mind.
  • Find someone to exercise with you. If you don’t have an exercise routine start one now with a family member or friend. You can keep each other accountable.
  • Engage in non-traditional exercise. Park farther away from the store when you go shopping. Use the stairs any time that you can. Vigorously clean the house. Play with children or pets outdoors and in.
  • If you miss a day don’t let it stop you all together. Get back at it the next day.
Make choices to promote good health this holiday season. You will feel better mentally and physically. You'll be more relaxed, present, and better enjoy the time you spend with family and friends.

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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.


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