Are you in the holiday spirit this year? Are you experiencing peace love and joy the way you would like to? Well, like many, you may also be feeling like you are running about 100 miles an hour. When we think of this time of year, we can hear these words about painting a healthy state of heart, mind, and body at all times but end up neglecting the key ways to do so during the holiday season. Hence, if you’re wondering how to stay healthy during the holidays, read through our quick how-to guide on staying healthy through the holidays.
We W.I.L.L.’s Guide To Staying Healthy This Holiday Season
Health is wealth. There is no denying that. however, sometimes, life gets a little too overwhelming and chaotic to make for us to even consider making healthy choices. Especially during the holidays, staying healthy can become quite a challenge. Even so, it is not impossible. This, we’re here to share some of the best tips on how to stay healthy during holidays.
As you all know, We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports is all about reaching our youth and guiding them to adopt healthy lifestyles mentally, emotionally, and physically. Thus, we, too, must adopt new habits or maintain beneficial ones throughout the holiday season. It can be easy to get sucked into the chaos, confusion, and craziness of the holiday season that comes with gift buying, meal prepping, party planning, and so on.
Hence, We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports has come to you today with a list of ways to stay healthy and experience more peace, love, and joy during the holiday season this year. There are three aspects of leading a healthy lifestyle, and each one of them is just as important as the other two. They affect the three different aspects of our well-being, i.e., physical, mental, and emotional. So, let’s read on and explore ways to be mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy as we move through this season and into a new year.
- Journaling – Studies show a reduction in symptoms of depression, frustration, and anxiety.
- Taking 5 minutes of self-care/mindfulness – Studies have reported taking time for oneself and practicing mindfulness techniques help in reducing anxiety.
- Giving back – Studies have also shown that giving back to society results in increased happiness and improved self-esteem in addition to decreased levels of depression.
- Write a list of things you are grateful for – It has been observed that people who are grateful and thankful also experience more happiness and less depression compared to those who aren’t.
- Exercise has been proven to not only be good for one’s body but also capable of having positive effects on one’s mental health.
- Budget – Budgeting helps you plan your expenses in a way that causes less stress and ensures that you make informed and responsible financial decisions.
- Be mindful of your food intake but do not deprive yourself of it. This can lead to a larger intake/ binging in the long run. Balance is key.
- Exercise. Maintain a regular routine or add something simple that won’t overwhelm you to offset extra consumption.
- Be mindful of holiday hidden calories. Beverages sweetened, heavy, or alcoholic might not be our first thought to having calories but yes they just might have more than you thought.
- Seek support from coaches, clinicians, family, or friends.
- Stay “in the moment”. Often times the holidays can have our heads spinning about all we need to do. This can cause anticipation and move us away from feeling grounded.
- Prioritizing self-care also helps one to feel better; thus, leading to emotionally healthier lifestyles.
- Adopt an attitude of gratitude which not only helps with mental health but emotional health as well.
We Hope this how-to guide was helpful to you and allows you to experience more peace, love, and joy this holiday season. If you liked this article, be sure to drop a comment. Feel free to explore our blog to read more on topics like this. Through our blog posts, we want to keep our readers updated on the impact we are having and give helpful info to parents, young people, supporters, and new readers.
Happy Holidays to all!