November 22, 2023

'Tis the season of joy and celebration. As we gather with loved ones for the holidays, it's easy to get swept away in the whirlwind of seasonal delights. However, amidst the joyous chaos, it's crucial to prioritize our well-being. In this guide, we'll explore some practical tips to help you not only survive but thrive during the holiday season. So, as the year comes to a close, let's embark on a journey to find your balance and embrace a healthier and happier you. 

#1 Practice Mindfulness and be Present

The holidays often come with a flurry of activities and events. During the hustle and bustle, take moments to ground yourself in the present. Whether it's savouring the aroma of holiday spices, enjoying a quiet walk in nature, or fully engaging in conversations with loved ones, mindfulness can bring a sense of calm to the festivities.

#2 Space out your alcohol intake

While enjoying all of the holiday festivities, where celebrations often involve clinking glasses and toasts, it's crucial to approach alcohol consumption mindfully. Consider swapping out your alcoholic brews for Libra, whether you're the designated driver for the night, taking a break from alcohol or want to quit altogether. By spacing out your alcohol intake, you can savour the moments responsibly and ensure a balanced and enjoyable holiday experience.

#3 Focus on the big picture

Amidst the flurry of holiday tasks, it's easy to get caught up in the details. Take a step back and focus on the big picture. Prioritize what truly matters, be it spending quality time with family or creating cherished memories. By emphasizing meaningful experiences, you can reduce stress and cultivate a sense of fulfillment.

#4 Make some time to exercise

Incorporate physical activity into your holiday routine. Whether it's a brisk walk, a quick home workout, or a yoga session, exercise can be a powerful stress-reliever. Schedule it into your day to ensure you prioritize your well-being and maintain a healthy balance between festive indulgences and physical activity.

#5 For every treat, have a vegetable

The holiday season often brings an array of delectable treats. While indulging is part of the celebration, as always, we encourage you to find your balance. For every sweet treat, make a conscious effort to include vegetables in your meals. This not only adds nutritional value but also helps in controlling portion sizes and ensuring a well-rounded diet.

#6 Turn off your phone

In a world of digital distractions, consider designating specific times to disconnect from your phone during the holidays. This intentional break allows you to fully engage in the present moment without the constant buzz of notifications. It's especially important during festive times when social media can be flooded with seemingly perfect holiday snapshots. Remember, not everything you see online is an accurate reflection of real life. Avoid the trap of comparing your holiday experience to curated images on social media. Each celebration is unique, and the joy of the season lies in the authentic moments you share with loved ones. Taking a break from social media can provide a mental reset, allowing you to appreciate your own experiences without the influence of digital filters. Whether it's during meals, family activities, or quiet moments of reflection, turning off your phone can contribute to a more mindful and connected holiday experience.

#7 Finally, embrace it and soak it all in

The holidays are a unique time filled with warmth, joy, and a sense of togetherness. Embrace the festive spirit and allow yourself to fully immerse in the magic of the season. Create traditions, share laughter, and relish in the company of loved ones. By embracing the holiday spirit, you not only enhance the joy of the season but also create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come.

Remember, finding your balance during the holiday season is about honouring both the celebratory moments and your well-being. These tips aim to guide you in creating a harmonious and health-conscious approach to the festivities.

Wishing you all a happy and balanced holiday season!

- The Libra Team