The holidays are in full swing. The cold, crisp air coupled with the bright decorations ignite the flame of nostalgia that burns within each of us. This is a magical time for many people. But for others, there’s only an ember of nostalgia that’s keeping the mystique of the season alive. With all the running around and delectable foods available during this time of year, our own well-being usually isn’t so high on the wish list. As a result, it can feel like there’s a lump of emotional coal nestled deep inside us.
With our focus being pulled in so many directions, how can our health and wellness be a part of our holiday tradition? By making it a priority. Sure, it may not sound as exciting as some of the other frills of the season, but if you deck your own halls with wellness you’ll find yourself having a merry little holiday.
One of the first things to go when there’s a lot on our plate is sleep. We often find ourselves rationalizing that we need to stay up late or wake up early for this or that. And while some of it may be justified, repriotizing could help bring sleep back to the top of the list.
If possible, rearrange your schedule to make sure you have time for plenty of sleep. If you need help to get things done so you can get some shut eye, don’t be afraid to ask. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sleep is essential for healthy brain function and emotional well-being. So remember that when you try to burn the candle at both ends.
This may seem like an impossible task, but if you can schedule at least 10 minutes a day to exercise it can do wonders for your overall well-being. According to several recent studies, even low-intensity exercise, done for a short amount of time, can have a meaningful impact on health.
On top of the physical improvements to your health, your mental and emotional state can be improved. ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all.
Another seemingly difficult thing to do is to eat healthy. With the festive smorgasbord that we are constantly surrounded with during the holidays, it’s hard not to over indulge. But it is possible if you set your mind to it.
Some ways to start eating healthy is being selective of what you eat and using reasonable portion sizes. Too much of any food can be detrimental to your health and that’s only exacerbated by sugar and salt. Just think twice before having that extra slice of pie next time.
We’ve talked about some ways to improve your physical wellness, but what about your mental wellness? Well, one way you can help with overall mental well-being is to meditate.
Our minds get so cluttered with all the errands and events that accompany the season that it’s no surprise when we get burnt out. Overexerting ourselves often seems to go hand-in-hand with the holidays; but it doesn’t have to. Taking a few minutes to yourself to breathe, reflect, and allow yourself to disconnect could do wonders for your mental wellness. There are multiple ways to meditate, so find what works best for you.
While we may have advised against overindulgence or overexerting yourself, that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself every once in a while. You won’t be put on the naughty list for having a few treats or attending a few parties. The key is moderation.
Try not to have too much sugary or salty foods and if you feel yourself being overwhelmed with everything you have to do, take a break. Afterall, it can’t be the most wonderful time of year if your miserable the entire time.
At Nature’s Ultra, living a healthy, balanced life is important to us. That’s because we’re not only a CBD company, we’re a lifestyle company. Quality matters to us; not just with our CBD products but with our lifestyle as well. If you want to learn more about our CBD, click here.