With Christmas in just 10 days with New Years right after it, there is going to be a lot of alcohol and yummy treats! There will also be a lot of family and maybe high stress situations. So, we’ll discuss some habits to practice for the holidays
Sometimes family can be stressful. I’m part of a large family so sometimes I get overwhelmed. It’s important to know that first of all, we are entitled to feel how we feel. If you can avoid a negative situation, I would recommend it. Second, do your best to think positively and focus on the positive. When I get irritated that’s usually it for me and I self sabotage. But this is such a fun time of year. There are pretty lights, people are happy, we get gifts, and we give gifts! I love it. Therefore, it’s important to focus on all those good things because no one is worth ruining such a special time for you.
It’s not even Christmas and I have already eaten so many cookies! But I have practiced a lot on not feeling bad about what I eat. It’s so important to realize that we’re all human and we shouldn’t let some indulging tear us down. The holidays sometimes mean a big dinner, or a few big dinners. For me it means cookies, cinnamon buns in the morning, a giant dinner or two in the evening, and dessert. Although I might feel sluggish and tired after I eat all of the cookies, I enjoy cookies and everything else even if what’s offered isn’t exactly healthy and I’m sure I could find some healthy things instead of eating cookies, but I don’t want to. That’s just me. I definitely have respect for those who eat healthy on holidays and make sure they have the right food but for me, I’m okay with not doing that. And if you’re happy with eating healthy on the holidays and skipping the cookies, I’m so glad! If you’re happy eating all the cookies, I’m still so glad! It’s important that we do what makes us happy and not compare ourselves to others.
While this isn’t the long post, I just wanted to remind everyone to do what makes you happy! Enjoy the holidays and be safe.