This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Now that Fall is here, it’s time to prepare for the upcoming, super-busy holiday season! While I absolutely love everything about the “most wonderful time of the year,” it can quickly turn into the most stressful time of the year!
Think about it…you have to make sure that you get everyone the most perfect gifts, you have to cook elaborate meals, plan parties, bake cookies, take the infamous holiday pics…whew!! These activities can be super fun, but we have to remember to take care of ourselves in the process.
During this time of year, it is extremely important to maintain your mental health and practice self-care. This will allow you to live in the moment and create some amazing memories that will last for a lifetime. Here are 5 mindful tips to help you de-stress this holiday season!
1. Find time to exercise & have a snack.
There’s nothing more relaxing than getting out of the house and getting some fresh air. Organizing family walks is a great way to get fresh air and enjoy the company of others. Or if you crave some alone time, try going for a calming walk or a jog, by yourself. And remember to replenish those nutrients with a yummy snack, such as FAGE Total 2% Split Cup.
FAGE Total Split Cups are super convenient for an on-the-go snack, a protein-rich breakfast, or an indulgent dessert! I love the 2% milkfat FAGE Total Split Cups which contain low-fat Greek yogurt with the perfect balance of rich flavor, creamy texture, and delicious taste! They come with an already delicious fruit topping for convenience, but you can make it your own by adding even more fresh fruit on top!
2. Stay hydrated.
Have you ever been so busy and forgotten to properly hydrate your body? I am totally guilty of this, and as a result, I end up feeling really crummy!
To prevent this from happening, I suggest keeping a refillable water bottle close by, or filling up on hydrating fruits and veggies.
3. Pamper yourself.
You’ll be surprised to know that taking a bath, having a warm drink, or a nourishing meal can create a sense of calm and happiness, especially during the stress of the holiday season. Take the time to check in with yourself to make sure that you are feeling your very best.
4. Spend time with loved ones.
Even though social interaction is limited this year, there are still ways that you can connect with loved ones. Try a virtual phone call, a drive-by visit, or hand-written letters. This can help to lessen the feelings of stress and allow you to spend some much-needed time with people that you love.
5. Be kind to yourself.
Last, but certainly not least, be kind to yourself. Keep in mind that the holidays are about spending time with loved ones; not stressing over unrealistic expectations. Your friends and family will be happy to create memories with you, so don’t worry about finding that expensive gift or stressing over making the perfect red velvet cake—they will appreciate your efforts and affection regardless of what you give them
Even though we are our harshest critics, it’s so important to take care of yourself and do your best and remember that your best is good enough!