6 Tips to Make Your Holidays Count
6 Tips To Make Your Holidays Count:
Make the holidays this year count !! Here are simple action items to make you feel satisfied when the holidays get over:
1. Keep it simple:
The simpler you make your lists and plans the more productive you will be. Keep lists to a reasonable size. Each day add no more than three things to it. Take pride in crossing off the old items.
2. Make sure you take time to breathe:
Take breaks during the day, sit with a cup of tea or better yet, hot water with lemon in it, the best way to detoxify your body. Stay away from the constant bombardment of noise; TV, radio, traffic and yes people too. Have a time of stillness to let your mind have some peace, this will lower your blood pressure and relax your body, you may even look forward to it after a while.
3. Take a Yoga class:
Attend a yoga class to learn the art of stillness along with the benefits of stretching. Notice when a baby or your pet awakens the first thing they do is stretch. Take a lesson from them. It is like the fountain of youth. If you keep your body moving along with breathing exercises you will not get stiff or feel like you are aging.
4. Join a gym or invest in some good workout DVD’s:
You will be giving yourself the greatest gift of all, good health. Carve out time for yourself daily.
Remember to drink plenty of water, and make a vow to go organic in your food, skincare, and cleaning agents, whenever possible. Not only will your body love you for it, but also the environment will too.
6. Practice portion control.
On a scale of one to ten practice eating to a seven. Never feel too full or bloated, it is not natural. Please leave out the artificial sweeteners, sodas low fat labeled foods. Food as nature created it is always best.
The 80/20 Rule:
Enjoy your holidays. Practice the 80/20 rule. Eighty percent of the time you eat organic clean food, exercise and keep mindful. Twenty percent of the time you celebrate and allow yourself treats. The problem most people have is they do the exact opposite. They are mindful only twenty percent of the time and cheat the rest of the eighty percent.
Holidays are celebrations, enjoy time with family and friends, enjoy the food that your body tolerates. I believe in celebrations but enjoying tastes means matching your mouth and your body. If you can’t eat gluten for example, why eat the cake if you will suffer later. Pick an indulgence your body tolerates. Keeping it simple and being mindful of your choices will make for a holiday that leads to a happy new year.
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