Holiday Survival Tips

The holidays are officially here.  Thanksgiving is behind us and there is so much to do.  No matter your religion, there are things to celebrate all through December into January with the New Year.  With any celebration, however, there usually is some work and preparation involved.  Keep your sanity and your health with my quick survival tips!

The combination of hurried schedules, emotional expectations of ourselves and others, lack of time to get it all done and the dipping outside temperatures means an increase of colds, viruses and getting run down.

Keep healthy and energized this holiday season by following some or all of my tips:

  • Stay hydrated with lots of water throughout the day. You’ll need extra water if you are in dry indoor environments.  8-10 glasses daily.  If you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
  • Don’t skimp on your beauty rest.  Make sure to get your sleep each night for 7-8 hours.  Preferably, get to bed at the same time nightly to feel your best.
  • Instead of the afternoon 3 pm coffee and chocolate to get you re-energized, try a green veggie drink or fruit smoothie with added protein powder to do the trick.
  • Keep your hands washed to avoid picking up other people’s germs.  One full minute of soaping up before rinsing is best.  Kids are taught to sing the alphabet song slowly in order to time the minute.
  • Try increasing your supplements of  Vitamin D3 and B.  Eat plenty of green vegetables daily for their cleansing effect, fiber and nutrients.  Poppey loved his spinach!
  • End or begin each day with flossing!  It reduces the bacteria throughout your system, thereby, reducing systemic inflammation.  It’s just a really important thing to do, but you have to do it daily.  Remember, your digestion starts in your mouth with chewing.  Yes, it really is THAT important.
  • When a big celebration hits and you overdo, cleanse your system the next day with lots of green veggies, water and green tea.  Lay off the caffeine and get plenty of rest.  A nice relaxed yoga routine will help, also.  You can always rev it up tomorrow.
  • Lastly, don’t forget why we are celebrating and who we are with.  It’s easy to get caught-up in the commercialism that surrounds us.  Connecting to those we love and enjoying life is the most important gift we have and can share with others.

OK, now you’re ready to get out there!  Let the holidays begin!

To stay on track, try using My Daily Notes Journal.  Having a list to go by keeps us accountable and lessens the stress. My Daily Notes, Health with Paula

 

 

 

 

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