The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of theeee year! And yet at the same time, it can be the most stressful. We try to enjoy the holiday season, but somehow, we also (feel like we need to) beat the rat race of catching up with all of our holiday tasks and we are left feeling tired (and stressed!) pssst, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed and maxed-out this year.
Do the holidays stress you out? How do you handle the hustle and bustle of the holiday season?
It may be hard, but you should still practice self-care during the holiday season. I know– it can be a bit hard to manage time for yourself when you are thinking about everyone else and possibly spending the month of December traveling– but making the time for yourself is easier once you make it a priority.
Let’s talk about how to make yourself a priority and how to incorporate self-care during the holiday season.
Can I ask you a question, mama? Does your routine go right out the window once the holiday season begins to approach? If you’re anything like me, well, my routine can get a bit lopsided with all the yummy foods and traveling that tend to occur around that special time of year.
I want you to live your best life this holiday season by incorporating more self-care into your daily life. It is possible!
Drink your h20… it’s crucial in feeling (and looking) your best. And it’s possibly the easiest thing you can do to incorporate self-care.
Take a walk, go for a hike, practice some yoga, or stick to your gym regimen; whatever it is, you will be taking care of your body & mind, which may be the best self-care of all.
And perhaps a reason to eat one or two extra Christmas cookies.
Take a bath
Perhaps one of my all-time favorite self-care things to do: taking a hot bath!
Soaking in a bath for just thirty-minutes is jam-packed with tons of health benefits…for your body and your mind.
Put on music and zone out
Music makes me feel happy and it’s a good way to release stress. Crank up some of your fav tunes and zone out for a bit. Give your mind the needed break!
Meditiation may sound intimidating, but it’s amazing for the mind– for de-stressing, relaxing, and just being mindful, meditation is a great self-care tool.
I recently found an awesome meditation app called Headspace.
You guys, I think I’m hooked on this neat little app. I am super new to meditation (never could stick with it) but Headspace makes it easy to start off with short, three-mintue sessions
Put on hand lotion
Yesss…a little weird? Hear me out!
My hands are always so so dry in the winter (to the point where I start to pick at the dry skin by my fingers, ouch!) I need to make it a point to constantly smother my hands with lotion because let’s be honest, who really wants their hands to feel dry and scaly. Not this girl.
Pick up some hand lotion and get to pampering…preferably some lotion that smells nice and can leave your hands feeling super-soft.
Keep up with appointments
I know that this time of year is filled with so much craziness, but it’s not the time to skip out on appointments. Keeping up with your appointments is so important– whether for your mental health or physical health, make it a priority and just go.
Splurge on yourself
Whether it’s a new dress, a pair of earrings, or even a trip to paradise, splurge on yourself this year. Just do it! You’re worth it and you can use a spa-day, anyway.
Self-care is doable this holiday season, so mama, give yourself the BEST gift this year and make yourself a priority.