With the holidays approaching and many celebrations around the corner, I thought I would share what I like to focus on during this time of year. I think it is so important to continue to take care of yourself and feel good, even during the busy times. I am a huge believer in balanced health and a no “diet” lifestyle which you can read more about here: Finding Balance Within Health & Wellness, Balanced Eating, No Diet Lifestyle .
I would love to know anything you try to focus on!
I have mentioned multiple times how we are a water drinking family. There are so many benefits to drinking enough water, which I am sure you are aware of. The general rule of thumb is to aim for half your body weight in ounces! You can check out my top 3 tips to consume plenty of water here!
I try to move by body any way I can during this time of year. Usually it entails family walks, which I absolutely love. For my husband, it typically includes jumping on the trampoline with our son. It does not have to be anything intense or structured, but incorporating some type of movement helps so much!
3.Eat What You Want Or Don’t Want
I don’t know why as a society we place so much power on foods and have to label things as “good” or “bad”. I don’t like thinking of certain foods as “cheats” or “treats”. I think it is important to eat the things you are wanting to eat while maintaining an overall health mindset. If you want to enjoy certain dishes, enjoy! On the other hand, if you are not wanting to eat or indulge in certain things, don’t! I personally believe a restriction mindset can lead to extremely unhealthy habits and behaviors long term.
Take advantage of resting more than you typically may be able to. For many of us we are around family members and have extra sets of hands, especially with kids. Take advantage of the help and rest your body! Sleep is so important and is something many of us easily put on the back burner.
5.Don’t Compromise Mental Health
Holidays can be a hard time of year with families and dynamics. If something is going to compromise your mental health, really consider if it is worth it. Our mental health is just as important as our physical, if not more!
Hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
As always, sending light and love.