5 tips for thriving during the holidays
’Tis the season for jolliness and celebrations, but, for some it’s a time for sporadic bouts of sadness, loneliness, worry and even fear. How can you cultivate a zen-like calm without the Xanax? Y’know, the type of unruffled cool that will slay the mother-in-law and any other dragons about! Here’s what we suggest:
- Accepting that most people crash & burn during the season is tantamount to our emotional and physical well-being. Just knowing that we are not alone can help us avoid feeling isolated or different. To dodge the Yuletide Blues, plan in advance for some daily self-love: take a yoga class, a meditation class, have some grounding oils or scented candles at the ready. We can help.
- ♫It’s beginning to look a lot like…. cocktails♫ Alcohol, rich foods and lack of sleep can all lead to less-than-glowing skin. Nourishing your body with micronutrients can help balance out all of the revelry and restore radiance. Plan now on a daily regimen of self-care and start the New Year with a bang rather than a whimper.
- If your tinsel is in a tangle about the forthcoming madness, put on a face mask and pour yourself a bath. Breathe. You’ll be amazed at how little you care about the Elf on the Shelf after 20 minutes… Actively preserve your sanity (or what’s left of it) and carve daily moments of magic for yourself every, single, day.
- This holiday season choose to lose the martyr halo, it’s not good for your complexion. Give everyone a dish to cook, a job to do,expect the kids to clean up, and ask your nearest and dearest to rub your weary feet. You deserve it.
- And remember, jingle all the way. No-one likes a half-assed jingler.