The holiday season is a fun-filled time and often amounts to an over-indulgence or two. Yet in between all that fun, there are plenty of chores to keep you on your toes. To keep yourself chill and feeling good, these five self-care tips for the holiday season will set you straight.
1. Get the kids to help
During the festive period, it can often feel as though you’ve got a huge amount of chores to do.
You may kinda enjoy cooking, wrapping gifts and getting organized- but there’s only so many hours in the day. If your kids are old enough, there’s no harm in getting them to help you out a little. Write out your list of jobs and allocate them a few of the simpler tasks to do.
Whether it’s putting up the decorations, assistance in some baking or tidying up the house, put on some of the best festive tunes and make it a fun-filled team effort.
2. Everything in moderation
Of course, when it comes to the holiday season, we all tend to over-indulge in food and drink! While it’s all good fun, keeping alcohol consumption within a moderate level will help you improve your self-care during the holidays.
Often, when we drink too much alcohol over a long period of time, we become run-down and start to feel the effects on our mood and wellbeing. Sometimes, those bad habits can really start to affect our health and social life as they continue.
For those struggling, a men’s alcohol rehab program could be a good idea to get back on track.
3. Stick to the budget
Overspending is no good for our self-care.
When we are worried about money, we become tense and stressed. Set yourself a budget for your expenses beforehand, and ensure that you are sticking to it. There’s no harm in spending a little less on food and gifts in order to make ends meet in January.
If you’re looking to save a bit of cash, try and get your family involved in a secret Santa gift game? Ask your pals to bring a bottle when they come over, or try a few DIY Christmas gifts?
4. Give yourself a real break
So you’ve got some time off work- and then you find yourself with endless chores to do! Ensure that you are giving yourself a proper break in between your to-do-list.
Kick back with some ‘me-time’ switch off your phone and put your responsibilities on hold. Relax with a few beers, and watch some movies. Failing to relax will only leave you returning to work with a real lack of energy.
To start the New Year right, relaxation is vital.
5. Keep up the exercise
Lastly, keeping up a good exercise regime during the holidays will allow you to boost your mood and stop yourself from feeling sluggish.
Make time to go for a run, a bike ride, or a walk amongst nature with family and friends. Often, all that food and drink can leave us feeling a bit lethargic. It’s a good plan to raise your energy levels and keep your mind and body feeling good.
Getting into good habits now will make those New Year’s Resolutions much easier!