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4 Tips to Take Time for Yourself Over the Holidays

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4 Tips to Take Time for Yourself Over the Holidays

With some planning, delegating, and deep breathing, it is possible to enjoy the season.

We know the holidays can be a crazy time of year, rivaled only, perhaps, by the first few weeks of September when the kids head back to school and everyone has new schedules. With some planning, delegating, and deep breathing, it is possible to make time for yourself and—bear with us—enjoy the season.

Whoa … take a time out!

When our kids are throwing temper tantrums or getting overwhelmed, sometimes a good time out can be soothing. Why don’t we ever use this logic on ourselves? Next time you’re feeling like a ticking time bomb, take a step back and have some me-time. If you’re not sure what would bring you the most relaxation, try a few proven methods, such as drawing, journalling, taking a long, hot bath, or get contemplative and reflective.

Do all your shopping—at one place

Where can you get all of your healthy ingredients for your holiday meal and all your gift shopping done? Your natural health retailer of course. Check out our gift guides from this year and last year for gift ideas for everyone on your list that can be found at health food stores, and check two tasks off your list in one go.

Delegate, already

So, you could stress out over the fact that the fork and knife are on the wrong sides of the plate, or you could be happy that your 10 year old was able to take one task away from you and set the table. Plus, telling your parents “look what a beautiful job Alex did at setting the table!” will make for smiles all-around. Whether it’s giving simple tasks to the kids, or asking guests to each bring a dish to the party, delegating some of your typical chores can be oh-so rewarding.

Get moving

Whether it’s deep breathing exercises or a hardcore holiday workout, just getting outside of yourself by moving. You can get the whole family involved for a healthy activity together, or take it as some more me-time. It also doesn’t hurt when trying to beat the holiday bulge

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