Holiday Tips: Maintain Your Energy Through the Holidays
Deck the Halls!! That’s just ONE of the many things on your holiday list this year. Navigating the holidays while maintaining your energy, sanity and health takes some planning and careful execution. But you’ll be better off for it and in a much better place to start the new year!
Start by paying attention to your physical needs. Be mindful of the basic energy boosters – staying hydrated, and getting at least 7 or 8 hours of deep sleep every night. Keep some nourishing snacks with you to power you through demanding days. You can whip up a big batch of healthy trail mix in advance by dehydrating almonds and organic fruit, then storing the mix in an air-tight container. Nibble on that when you feel your energy start to ebb.
Dark leafy greens, frozen berries and almond milk smoothies are perfect for a power-packed breakfast or a satisfying between-meal treat to keep you going. Oranges and other citrus fruits, of course, deliver high doses of vitamin C – the go-to vitamin for boosting the immune system and staving off colds and flu. It’s also touted for its anti-aging properties by helping prevent cardiovascular and eye diseases, and even skin wrinkling.
Emotional and Mental Balance
A positive, happy attitude is essential for keeping your energy up. The quickest fix for a mental slump is several deep, conscious breaths. Bright colors also immediately brighten your mood, so wearing or decorating with brilliant reds, yellows and greens will boost everyone’s spirits.
Introduce new traditions. For those family gatherings or parties with friends, make it a point to learn one new, interesting thing about as many people there as possible. Kicking off the conversation with something like, “Please tell me something positive about you that not many people know” can spark many fascinating discussions and enrich relationships.
On a spiritual level, simply being in the company of those you love is an automatic energy booster. Amp up the good feelings by suggesting an opportunity to do something kind for others – find a place to volunteer, write a thank you note to a favorite teacher or mentor, or drop off healthy food at a homeless shelter.
Staying in gratitude throughout the season also boosts your energy on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
The Ultimate Gift
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To learn more about our holistic healing program in San Diego or Austin, visit Optimum Health Institute. We can help you achieve your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual goals for optimal health. To make your reservation, call us at (800) 588-0809.