Is it possible to stay healthy over the Christmas holidays? Historically Christmas can be a really unhealthy time for me and I’m guessing many of you reading this post too. As a law of attraction practitioner, people often think I am this super positive person all the time and whilst I am generally positive, it’s not all the time and I do things all the time that sabotage my weight loss efforts.
So whilst some of this post will focus on keeping a positive mindset, I’m also a realist. I am going to eat chocolates, probably for breakfast on Christmas day. I am going to eat more than I would normally and I am going to be having more late nights than normal.
I’m telling you this because I want you to know where I’m coming from. I haven’t got this health and weight loss thing completely sorted. Maybe I never will, but I am trying to keep my focus on finding healthier options that will help me feel well, feel fitter and keep losing a little weight.
I’ve come up with 10 tips to stay healthy over the festive season.
1. Think Mindful Moderation
I’m not a fan of banning anything food wise. I find if I do that, I crave it and end up eating more of it than I would normally. So yes, I will be having chocolate, I will be having my Turkey Dinner with all the trimming and I will be having dessert. But I will be mindful about what I’m eating when I’m eating and why I’m eating. Trying to stop when I start to feel full.
If you like a Christmas tipple, you can use mindful moderation with your drinking too.
2. Drink plenty of water
The amount of water I drink each day has a big impact on my energy levels, the amount of food I want to eat and my weight loss. I strongly encourage you to start every day with a glass of water and have a glass with every meal and snack.
If you’re out and about, take a bottle of water with you.
3. Remember to exercise
A daily walk, following along with a workout on Youtube anything that gets you active is a bonus. I love Lucy Wyndham-Read on YouTube. Lucy has loads of 7-minute workouts and I particularly like the indoor walking workouts.
Also, check out my Mini-exercise boosts. Anyone can fit these into their day however busy things get.
4. Throw in some “Healthy Food Swaps”
I love my food and I especially love some of the Christmas favourite Christmas time meals such as the Christmas Turkey with ALL of the trimmings but then there are some meals that could be made healthier without compromising on taste.
Check out the Healthy Christmas Recipes post with over 20 delicious and healthy options.
5. Get plenty of sleep
All too often during the festive season, our normal sleep routine goes out of the window. I get it, it’s normal. Nobody wants to be a party pooper and I’m definitely not going to ask you to be. What I would like you to do is get to bed early whenever you can and over the Christmas period take a little daytime nap if you need to. A lack of sleep has a big impact on your how you feel and weight loss efforts.
6. Plan in some “Me Time”
This doesn’t necessarily need to be ALONE time, just make sure that you are taking the time to do things that you like and don’t just think about everyone else. For me, that’s taking time to read, watch favourite movies, do a facial, have a bubble bath…
Try to fit in some sort of exercise every day over the holiday. You’ll definitely feel better for it.
7. Hypnosis Help
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I love hypnosis downloads. I usually pop them on as I am ready to go to sleep and over the holidays it’s great “Me Time” – Just take yourself off to a quiet space and listen to your download. I’ve picked out 3 that I think are great for the Christmas Holidays.
8. EFT Help
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, often called tapping. It’s an energy technique. We tap on meridian points to improve the energy flow, clearing blocks along the way.
Law of attraction and EFT Christmas Tips (It’s an old post but still super relevant)
Take a look through my full EFT playlist
One of my favourite EFT sessions around the Christmas period is to simply tap on each point saying I’m calm and relaxed. It works a treat.
9. Affirmations Help
Affirmations are positive statements. I encourage you to fill your mind with positive thoughts as much as possible and affirmations can really help with this.
Here are a few examples…
- I’m calm and relaxed
- I am thankful for all the wonderful people in my life
- I’m thankful for…
- I enjoy this festive season
Note: Think of what you want and create an affirmation to support you.
Remember to actually enjoy this special time. Take some time now to really think about some things you want to do. Try not to people please at the total expense of your own happiness. Yes, there does often have to be a certain amount of compromise over the holidays but also think about yourself. In my family we always have games time on Christmas day afternoon. I always joined in whether I wanted to or not. But in recent years I’ve often dipped out of this family time in favour of a little quiet time to recharge my batteries. It works great.
There we go, those are my 10 tips to stay healthy over the Christmas holidays. If you have more tips, please do share them in the comments below.
Happy and healthy Christmas.
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