November seems to be disappearing before our very eyes, and we all know what that means…
🎵🎵 holidays are coming, holidays are coming 🎵🎵
But if you’re juggling chronic health issues with family, work, running the house, maintaining a social life, exercising… (basically All. The. Things) you need to be really careful in the run-up to Christmas.
You might be crazy-busy making Christmas perfect for everyone else, but if you make yourself ill in the process, is it really worth it?
Here are my top 3 tips for keeping a handle on your health in the holidays:
🤷♀️ Only do what you have to do. Seriously, don’t create extra work for yourself. Before you start a task, think, “What will happen if I don’t do this?”.
🧘♀️ Check in with yourself regularly. It’s so easy to get swept up in being busy, so make sure you have moments of quiet to ask yourself ‘how am I feeling right now?’. Your body will tell you if it’s not happy, so don’t ignore the warnings.
🙅♀️ Practice saying no. Social events usually ramp up around Christmas, but you know in yourself if you’re doing too much. I know it’s tempting to push through so you don’t miss out, but most of us have learnt the hard way that it can seriously backfire. Pick the events that you really don’t want to miss, and don’t feel bad about saying no to anything else.
If you think you’d benefit from some extra support, the Life Balance Reflection Wheel can help you figure out where to focus your attention to be ready to face Christmas head-on.