our ultimate survival guide for the festive season.
December can be a hectic month. Diaries can be full of festivities and preparations, and to say it’s overwhelming is an understatement.
Trying to keep on a wellness track can be tricky.
The ongoing reminders of, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” can be a blessing and a curse.
Add family, friends and finances to the mixture and it all starts feeling a little crazy.
When it comes to the holidays, planning in advance is vital. It will save time and energy and less stress further down the line.
Preparation comes in handy with just about everything; gift-giving, food orders, decorations and events.
Festive parties are fun; for dressing up and especially to be with friends and family but plan them wisely.
We can’t be Superwoman, and sometimes we simply can’t fit them all in. Allow time to recuperate and be realistic.
No one wants to be exhausted before the holidays have actually started. Burn bright not out.
No Holiday Is Perfect
As much as we would like the perfect holiday season, they might not be. Life has a habit of happening, despite our best intentions sometimes.
There are such high expectations surrounding holiday gatherings that something, without fail, is bound to go wrong.
Having all the family under one roof again can be amazing and it can also be stressful.
We can become overwhelmed when surrounded by so many so it’s important to take a break for ourselves from time to time. Drift away with a Netflix series or even better read “The Only Story” with us, our latest selection for VA Book Club.
Take a long walk or play a board game. Pace yourself.
Over-indulging on alcohol and chocolate is acceptable in the holidays, more than other time in the year, so we are definitely going to make the most of it.
Take this time and let’s treat ourselves. New Year’s resolutions will be looming so indulge a little and most importantly have fun.
Don’t Forget To Keep Moving
It’s important not to lose our fitness mojo.
Working out is one of the best ways to make us feel better and will be especially helpful to deal with the excess at Christmas time.
Taking a walk or a Yoga class can be effective and the exercise will stimulate endorphins and lift our moods.
Don’t fear the holidays; they are wonderful, simply manage them.
Not all of these suggestions will be right for everyone but finding the right game plan will do the trick and keep us smiling all throughout the festive season.
Survival X 4: These Will Also Help Big Time
images, neiman marcus, campari 2014