With the chaos of 2020 + holiday season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to de-stress with a little self-care 101!
Leading up to the holidays is the perfect time to start prioritizing self-care. Once the craziness of holiday-prep gets underway, it’s hard to take time out to care for ourselves. We’re always so focused on taking care of others that our own self-care falls short. Before the holidays are in full swing, we recommend setting up a game plan to stay healthy and happy all winter long. Need some tips for how to put yourself first this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite ideas for prioritizing self-care.
1 Hour of Me Time: It’s easy to feel lost or overwhelmed these days and especially during all of the holiday hubbub. Even if you’re staying home for the holidays, plan ways to make space and time for yourself to decompress. Whether it’s a weekly at-home spa day, curling up on the couch with your favorite book or live-streaming a yoga class, make sure to carve out these 60 minutes each week where you are doing something special, just for you.
Meditation: Meditation can scare a lot of people away. But, it’s truly an exceptional way to reduce stress and bring clarity. Try apps like Headspace or Omva to get started. Each app uses guided meditation, so you don’t have to worry about getting caught up in your train of thought. Start with 5 minutes a day and gradually work your way up.
Nutrition: The holidays are always a time when our nutrition seems to go out the window. From parties to family get togethers, it seems like the temptations are everywhere. Instead of stressing about eating perfect all the time, keep some of our Green Superfood Original on hand. This way you can still indulge occasionally, while ensuring you’re getting the nutrients you need. Throw some of our super greens or effervescent tabs into a small glass of water or smoothie for a delicious and convenient way to get your daily dose of green nutrition..
Have Tech-Free Time: Being connected to everyone all the time can be very overwhelming, so you should try having periods during your day where you put your phone down. If you’re deeply addicted to your phone, start by setting aside 10 minutes, setting a timer, and doing something that can be done completely tech-free, like cleaning or reading. Eventually, you can build up your tech-free tolerance and be able to set aside an hour or more to be away from your technology. If you’re seeing family over the holidays, make a pact to dedicate a full night or more to shutting off your devices and talking, playing a game or going for a walk!
Exercise: Speaking of walks, just like nutrition, physical activity often falls to the wayside during the holidays. Keep up with those quarantine walks and indoor workouts. Moving your body for just a few minutes each day can really help boost your mood and reduce your stress.
Have a Spa Day: Nothing says self-care like a spa day, 2020 style – from the comfort of your own home that is. Grab a face mask, book, glass of wine (or some greens!), and enjoy some relaxation in a hot bubble bath.