Why self-care is so important around the holiday season
Posted on November 26 2019
A good personal care routine can help take the edge off the day, remind us that we value and love ourselves and respect our bodies.
This wreaks havoc on my overtired body and mind.
Exercise is my time to think and let it all out.
it also helps keep my muscles stretched and prevents muscle knots and ached from standing in one place too long (either working or cooking).
Lack of exercise makes me a little crankier and with a sore back.
Dehydration leads to dry, cracked skin and messes with my digestion, leaving it feeling sluggish and just yucky.
I'm slightly addicted to hot baths and depends on the peaceful relaxation to calm my mind and soothe my body. I very rarely let go of this.
Lack of time and energy is a huge culprit.
As the holiday season approaches, our schedules are packed with the "extras" that we love and enjoy: baking cookies, parties, shopping etc. All the good things that make life full and create memories.
- Schedule it! It sounds crazy, but if you have to, block self-care time off on your daily calendar
- Set a reminder on your phone.
Make it fun, something like "Remember to wash your beautiful face!"
- Give yourself a reward.
Kids aren't the only ones who like sticker charts. If that is not your thing, promise yourself a small splurge in January if you keep up good self-care practices in the next month. Remember, this can be anything from a massage to a trip to the local bookstore
- Get a self-care partner.
Ask one of your BFF's if she's dragging and needs a pick me up too. Having a cheerful and supportive friend to help you stay accountable can make it easier and certainly more fun
- Involve your spouse/partner/kids.
The holidays are all about togetherness, so why not exercise or meditate together? My daughter and I recently did our nails together, something she usually does by herself and I don't so at all. It was hard to fit the time in but well worth the fun memories we created.
Drop a comment and let me know how your self-care routine is going this holiday season!
About: Kim is a momma, wife and small business owner.
She lives with her family in Duchess County, NY, where she enjoys her rescue dog, bunnies and hamsters. And her daughter's cat... Grand Kitty.
Her family loves camping, gardening, hiking, geocaching, and all things outdoors.
She is the owner/creator of Three Sisters Herbals, LLC., which she affectionately calls “her other baby”.
TSH is the same age as her youngest human baby, and they are all growing up together.
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