During the holidays, your body takes a huge beating with traveling, shopping, over-eating, etc. Re-establishing a self-care and wellness routine can help restore and rejuvenate your system in the new year.
Clear your space of clutter. Start your post-holiday routine by taking down holiday decorations. Holiday decor not only takes up physical space but it can trigger emotions and memories, both good and bad. It’s said in superstition, that taking down your holiday decor after midnight on New Year’s Eve means that you’ll bring all your baggage and bad luck from last year into the new year.
Restore your body with hydration. The holidays can bring on an excessive amount of alcohol, and many times, drinking water can fall to the wayside. Staying hydrated is a natural way to flush your system. Increasing your water intake after the holidays can provide muscle and joint flexibility, improve cardiovascular health and sharpen your concentration.
Make sleep a priority. The holidays wait for no one. Between hosting parties, attending events and prepping for the holidays, you can find yourself not getting enough sleep. Get back into a routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time. Also, limit your screen time before hitting the pillow. Getting enough sleep can help reduce stress, lower the risk for diabetes, and heart disease and increase endurance.
Now that you have cleaned your (mental and physical) space, revisit your daily or weekly routine that was in place prior to the holiday season. Pace yourself. No need to bite off more than you can chew. Begin scheduling your exercise classes in advance or start making your appointments for regular chiropractic adjustments. Getting back into a self-care routine is beneficial, both mentally and physically.