To-do lists are growing.
House decorations need to be changed to the next holiday.
The house needs an overall scrubbing (don’t forget the ever-growing pile of laundry)
Pantry and fridge are bare-bones.
Even with the best organization systems in place, life can take over, and increase the speed of the treadmill to a pace you simply cannot maintain. It's very easy to adopt the attitude of, "It's going to fall apart anyway, so why not just brace for impact?"
What if this holiday season could be different? What if we started January 1, 2018, knowing we set the intentions for the holiday season and not the other way around?
It's time to let go of the unrealistic expectations of a perfect holiday home, a Pinterest worthy table, and being on the go from BEFORE the sun comes up, to well past our bedtimes.
But how do we do that?
It begins with you. Your approach to each week and the time you take to recharge throughout the day makes all the difference.
I can hear you already. “Are you crazy? There is way too much to be done to take time for myself!”
But here’s the bottom line: Not taking care of yourself will make you incapable of taking care of those around you, and will leave you wishing you had different memories of the holiday season. Self-care doesn't have to be a day at the spa (although that's a fabulous idea) or weekend away. Simple stolen moments are enough some days to keep us more focused and present.
So, if you don't want to start the New Year feeling tired, overwhelmed, and longing for a holiday season you missed out on, here are my top suggestions for a 10-minute time out and recharge:
If these suggestions appear simple, it's because self-care doesn't have to be complicated or another tedious obligation!
Are you ready to take care of you so you can truly take care of those around you and be present this holiday season?
Would you like to actually stay on track with your health goals this year, like you say you will do every year?
Would you like to do so in a fun way with a lot of awesome support?
If you are thinking, “Heck Yeah!”, then I would love to have you as part of my Fit & Festive Challenge.
Starting December 4th through the 25th you will be part of an awesome group of women who are looking to THRIVE, not just survive this holiday season.
Included in the program:
Learn more and join here!
Welcome to Balanced Healthy Self! I'm Amy and my passion is helping individuals who want optimal health, strive for peak performance, and know that prevention is better than treating just the symptoms. Do you crave balance in all areas of your life? You're in the right place.... Amy