7 Ways to Incorporate Self Care During the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing and I have to say, I’m already starting to feel a little exhausted. I’ve already attended two Christmas parties and it’s far from over. Like myself and others, December is one of the busiest months. Due to work, events, hosting, family, travel and more — it’s easy to become stressed out, overwhelmed, and tired by the new year. I always tell myself I’m going to have a “chill” December, but I always end up on the go, go, go.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love being productive and having things to do — but keep in mind, it’s important to take time out of your day to take care of yourself. I’m going to be sharing 7 ways you can incorporate self care during the holidays.

1.) STICK TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

Just because it’s the holidays, doesn’t mean you have to stop incorporating your daily rituals. I thrive when I stick to a routine. Morning or night, I like to make sure I’m doing to same 5 things everyday to keep myself in check. Take time to make your breakfast every morning or make dinner every evening. What ever it is you normally do during, the week, stick to it.

2.) EXERCISE/HEALTHY HABITS

We all know that exercise is a great stress reliever. I know with our busy schedules, it can be hard to go to the gym. But you can do a few squats in your bedroom, or take 30 mins to walk around your neighborhood. Also be sure to stick to your healthy habits. Drinking water, having a vegetable with every meal, etc. During the holidays we tend to eat a lot of sugar or drink more alcohol than normal, so it’s great to still incorporate balanced meals and drink water.

3.) PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES YOU ENJOY

This is probably one of my favorite tips. Schedule time to hang out with friends and family and try to create new holiday traditions. I know it can be a crazy time with running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, but taking time to hang out with friends and family will take a lot of stress off of you.

4.) KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO SAY NO

Saying no it’s so important and essential to self care. It’s so easy to stretch yourself too thin and you want to make sure you’re still taking time for yourself.

5.) ASK FOR HELP/OUTSOURCE

There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. Times have definitely changed where you can get your groceries delivered or place an order on Amazon prime for anything these days. Find a cleaning service to clean your home or look into on demand beauty service companies that can come to you to do your hair or nails. Find ways you can make your life easier.

6.) FOLLOW A BUDGET

This is extremely important because during the holiday season you tend to spend more, than you normally do throughout the year. If you’re hosting, make sure you’re not over spending on alcohol and food. Ask guests to bring a dish or a bottle of wine. We all have our loved ones on our Christmas list. When it comes to Christmas shopping, you do not have to spend a ton on gifts. If they love you, they will understand.

7.) REST

This is the obvious tip, but make sure you getting your rest. It’s okay to take a break, a nap, or getting your full eight hours. I know with “busy” culture, society makes it seem like you always have to be busy and on the go. Now I’m starting to appreciate a good nap and a little time to myself. You’re not going to be good to anybody if you’re not well rested.

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  1. December 13, 2019 / 5:08 pm

    Sticking to my daily routine during the holidays really helps me get out of that pre and post holiday slump! Thanks for the great tips!

  2. December 14, 2019 / 8:26 am

    Love these awesome ways of practicing self care during the holidays! Exercising and outsourcing make a huge difference to me!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  3. December 14, 2019 / 8:03 pm

    Great post! It’s important to take care of ourselves in order to take care of others. These are great ideas! I’m definitely taking them into consideration.

  4. December 15, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    Rest is my word for December. It’s seriously so hard for me to wind down this month but lack of rest seriously makes me crazy. These are great tips 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

  5. December 16, 2019 / 1:11 am

    So many great tips for taking care of yourself during the holidays.

  6. December 16, 2019 / 8:08 am

    Such a great post! Holidays are sometimes overwhelming. These are great tips to take care of ourselves to take greatest care if others

  7. Nataly
    December 16, 2019 / 11:52 am

    This is such a good reminder! The holidays are always a stressful season for me.

  8. Stephanie
    December 16, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    I gotta say, I haven’t done the best job ever at following this list this year, but I’m learning from my experiences and hoping that in 2020 I can do a much better job exercising self-care during the holiday season. It’s super important, and necessary to make time for!

  9. December 17, 2019 / 2:32 pm

    This is such a great list! Self-care is super important, and even more so when things around us are crazy.

  10. Whitney
    December 17, 2019 / 11:20 pm

    These are great tips for sure! Perfect timing for me as I’m feeling so behind on holiday prep. LOL

  11. December 18, 2019 / 11:27 pm

    #4 is the most important to me!

  12. December 19, 2019 / 3:05 pm

    These are great tips to keep in mind during the hectic holiday season! Self care is so important.

  13. December 21, 2019 / 2:13 am

    I love your dedication to sharing self-care tips tailored to the holiday season! The “rest” tip may be my favorite. It’s so easy to go nonstop, since we have the ability to be connected ALL the time, everyday. But, you’re exactly right! We won’t be good to anyone else when we are not even taking care of ourselves. Love this share!
    Xx, Morgs*

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