Yes, we’ve all been there before – early January comes and we’re feeling sluggish, heavy, bloated, and perhaps a bit guilty. I’m on a mission to revolutionize how we take care of ourselves, all year long. But the best place and time to start is here and now.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the “Festive Season” rolls in quickly after. It can often seem a bit overwhelming, so many events geared around food, seeing family & friends, getting all the work done before you go off work or traveling. Or maybe it’s just tough to be at home with a chill in the air, comforting, warm food in the house, and to NOT overeat. City News
I’ve put together my 7 best tips on how to care for yourself during these next couple of months – through all of the celebrations and all of the invites. And I’d like to invite you to join me in self-care without deprivation. Yes, I mean it – no dieting, no self-punishment or torture. Let’s aim to get to January feeling great, feeling strong, and feeling nurtured.
7 Empowering Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays
1) Be your own friend.
You, whether you fully accept it or not, are a human being, and you have amazing, wonderful qualities. Choosing unhealthy food choices (whether it’s foods that aren’t good for us, healthy foods in too large quantity, or both) is always a sign that you arenot valuing yourself in the way you deserve. Before you make these choices, just take a minute to think about how great you really are – think of your 3 best qualities, nice things you’ve done for someone else lately, and/or what your friends really love about you. And know that these good qualities – they are your truth.
2) Always acknowledge that you have a choice.
The diet industry doesn’t want us to believe that we are powerful enough to make our own choices. They make a heck of a lot of money on the premise that you’re not. Then they get to tell you what to do.
I’m telling you, YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE. You can choose to eat German chocolate cake all day long, you can get up early and go running, you can get drunk every night, or you can base every meal around fresh veggies. All of these have consequences. But know that the choice is YOURS and YOU ARE CHOOSING the results as well. Your friend who wants you to join her in one last piece of pie does not have the power to make you do so – you can say yes, you can say no. You can take the pie home if you want, for later. It’s you who makes the choice. And sometimes, of course, you will join her for that pie. Just make sure YOU choose to do so. It’s totally liberating when we realize that we do have the power of choice.