Your Ultimate Holiday Self Care Guide

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‘Tis the season for cheer, merriment, and…stress! Whether it’s checking off your holiday shopping list, managing family schedules, or just staying on top of your everyday to-do list, the holidays can throw you off your normal course. That’s why practicing daily self-care is so essential this time of year! So, we’ve put together this helpful Holiday Self Care Guide with fun and simple things you can do daily to keep stress in check and maintain the balance you need to stay healthy and happy all season long.

 

Holiday Self-Care Tip #1: Organize Your Task List

If your To-Do list is feeling a tad overwhelming, then it’s time to organize it! Start your day by writing out your essential tasks for the day and bucket them into three categories: Must Complete, Nice to Complete, and Don’t Forget Your “Must Complete” tasks should be truly time-sensitive items that have to get done such as work projects with deadlines, gift orders with shipping cut-offs, etc. Your “Nice to Complete” tasks are the ones that you’d like to complete but can realistically wait until tomorrow or later in the week. Finally, your “Don’t Forget” tasks are not urgent but not to be forgotten for tomorrow or the following day.

 

Holiday Self-Care Tip #2: Prioritize Your Sleep

Restorative sleep is essential when it comes to feeling and performing your best every day. It will give you the energy and clarity you need to accomplish your tasks, improve your mood, and let you enjoy special moments with loved ones. You should always aim for 7-8 hours of uninterrupted rest by sticking to a regular bedtime and setting aside time to unwind and shut down from electronics at least one hour before going to sleep. If an anxious mind tends to keep you up, try writing down your worries in a journal so you can revisit them in the morning.

 

Holiday Self-Care Tip #3: Snack Healthy

Between cookie exchanges and all of your own holiday-themed cooking, it’s really easy to fall off track with your healthy eating goals this time of year. Here at EVER BETTER™, we always say that a healthy and happy life is all about balance! So, you should indulge in your seasonal favorites, but be sure to balance that with healthier meals and snacks throughout the day. For example, when you are craving a sweet snack you can reach for our EVER BETTER™ Protein Bites to get the indulgent flavors you want with healthy benefits like protein, probiotics, healthy fats…and no guilt!

 

Holiday Self-Care Tip #4: Make Time for Relaxation Rituals

Yes, the holidays are all about giving to others, but you also need to make time for yourself, so you don’t get burnt out! It only takes a little bit of time each day to treat yourself to some TLC with rituals like taking a warm bath, sipping your favorite herbal tea, reading a great book, or spending quality time with loved ones. Remember, taking care of yourself is the first step in being able to take care of others and all of the tasks on your list.

 

By implementing these simple Holiday Self Care tips, you can help avoid burnout while maintaining the energy you need to enjoy every moment of the season. And, with healthy and delicious snacking options like our EVER BETTER™ Protein Bites, you can indulge your sweet tooth while staying on track with your goals.

  

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