How to remain energised over the festive season
It’s that awesome time of the year when you pack up and head off with family and friends for a few days (or weeks) of relaxation, beach, BBQs and games. Whether you’ve packed up the car or are hopping on a plane, here are a few tips to keep you energised and healthy while travelling this Christmas.
For many reasons including the warm weather, plane rides, long car trips and maybe a little more alcohol than usual, people can find themselves quite dehydrated this time of year. Keep a drink bottle on you and fill it up whenever you get a chance. For longer car rides, freeze a few drink bottles so you have cold refreshing water all day. Avoid sugary soft drinks, energy drinks and fruit juices, and watch your caffeine intake.
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If you’re staying at home this holiday period, enjoy the extra time by sneaking in a few extra yoga classes or long walks, spending time trying out some new recipes, or giving your pantry and cupboards a much needed clean out!
This time of year is also a good time to start thinking about your 2017 goals, including what you want for your health and wellness in the next 12 months. Make sure they’re SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Focus on what is in your control and how you’re going to achieve your goals.
I wish you all a beautiful holiday season with your friends and family, and encourage you all to reach out to the people in your life that you might not see or speak to as much as you would like. With such a big focus on catching up with family and friends at this time of year, feelings of loneliness and isolation are often exacerbated at this time of year. So pick up the phone, send a card or invite that vulnerable person to lunch and spread the love this year. The more the merrier.
For more great tips on small things you can do to make a difference to those your love, check out our article here.