Create a Holiday Sanity Plan
October 21, 2019

Written by Sharan Kafoa – Health Coach

Identify what preparation is needed for you to achieve your vision of what a relaxing, joyous festive season looks like for you. 

Maybe you avoid the stores and purchase gifts online so that you aren’t frazzled when you get home to your family. 

Maybe you skip a social outing and do yoga instead. 

Here are some other ideas for you:

  • Cushion the stressful events with relaxing ones. (For example, going to have a nice meal we go stand in line to visit Santa, followed by a night in bed with a good book.)
  • Shop online.
  • Do Yoga at least every other day.
  • Do something for me at least once a day. (Reading, watching a movie, enjoying a bubble bath.)
  • Participate in a community service project or donate money to your favourite charity.
  • Keep the decorations to a minimum.
  • Decline the majority of party invitations.
  • Be in bed by 11:00 pm each night.

Put this list somewhere you’ll see it regularly, maybe on your refrigerator or on the bathroom mirror. 

That way you’ll be reminded about what’s most important to you, your health, your sanity and your relationships. And don’t forget your family and besties, explain your vision to them and encourage them to join you.

Be an Example

If you can, bring a healthier food dish to the party. By bringing a healthier side dish to the party you are encouraging others to make healthier food choices, and it’s always nice to have a healthy alternative to fattening treats and snacks. It also makes it easier for you to stay on track with your goals.

Slow Down

During holiday parties, we tend to try everything and go back for second helpings. This holiday season, slow down when eating food. Socialise with friends and family for at least 10-20 minutes before you take a second portion. That way, your food will have some time to digest, and you might realise you’ve eaten enough.

Don’t Starve Yourself

Make sure you eat a small amount during the day before going to the party or sitting down to a family feast, and that way you won’t go to the party starving and over eat.

Relax your Body and Mind

Do some meditation, yoga, deep breathing or stretching before you head out to any family gathering or party. Your mind and body will be calm, and by calming yourself, you’ll feel more in control of your appetite and mood.

Limit Alcohol

Alcohol is high in calories so try to drink it sparingly, and make sure you drink plenty of water in between your drinks.

Choose Wisely

You don’t have to make the gingerbread cookies or Christmas cake if it no longer suits your family or life. Instead, choose to make only a few of your favourite holiday treats, and that way you don’t have as many unhealthy options tempting you throughout the season.

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

Enjoy yourself at the party or family get-together, but make sure to get back on track the next day. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and you can always return to a consistent exercise routine and good eating habits the next day.

Make Exercise Quick

With all we have going on during the holiday season, juggling the work/life balance can be trickier than usual. You don’t need to spend hours at the gym, a quick 20-minute workout can be a great pick-me-up and an easy way to offset the holiday calories. Try some yoga at home, go for a walk with a friend, or just take the stairs more often at work.

Drink Water

Make sure to get at least 1-2 litres of water per day. This will help you maintain your weight during the holidays and keep you fuller to avoid over eating.

Less Self Care Equals more Stress

The biggest secret to success in surviving the festive season with your health (and sanity) intact is planning, so start now.

 

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