Ho-Ho-Holistic Vacations: Survival Tips for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season


Some people love parties. Others despise them completely. The rest of us fall somewhere in between. Food, family and parties are part of the holiday season and contribute to our own personal reasons for love, hate or love the holidays. This article will provide you with simple and natural strategies for surviving the holidays; The body, the mind, the spirit and the planet.

Body: Our bodies have a hit during the holidays. We certainly eat foods we normally eat and we often eat more and more often than usual. In addition, due to the chaos of holiday shopping, holidays, Christmas cards, holiday parties and holiday decorations, we often sacrifice our exercise routine to make time for these events. Since we are in the race, taking steps to complete the tasks mentioned, we can not take the time to prepare healthy meals. We may find ourselves eating in traffic or food shortages.

Body Tips: Pack a brown bag of easy-to-eat healthy foods to eat while you’re on the run. Assortment of raw nuts is a great snack that will give you energy, protein, omega-3 fats and antioxidants to help combat the effects of stress. Take some apples or pears as well. Carrots, whole-grain crackers and a hummus container are also a quick and healthy snack. Be sure to drink plenty of water (half your body weight in ounces) to support your health and immunity, especially when you are under stress. When it comes to the holiday table, as crazy as it sounds, use smaller plates and utensils that serve to reduce portion sizes. Even using a small fork will help you consume less food. The mistake many people make is that they take an equal part in what they eat a normal meal. The problem is that they are not usually around 3-5 times more than normal, so they end up having huge amounts of food. Using a spoon or a spoon instead of a serving spoon you can enjoy everything without doing too much.

The spirit: the spirit takes the greatest success during the holidays. With so many things to remember and do, we are overwhelmed very easily. Combine this with the hours of the shorter day, and you have a prescription for vacation depression. Many of us are so busy making sure that all the other people enjoy the vacation we spent and they passed us the edge of madness.

Tips to mind: sit down and make a list of everything you normally do or try to do for the holidays. Give priority to these items as follows: “Do”, “Drop” or “delegate”. Then take the “do” items and prioritize them as “essential” and “good to do”. Focus on the “must do” items first. In the “Delegate”, make a list of the person to whom you are going to delegate the task, write the date you delegate and the date you remembered to have finished. Look at this date or just trust them to do it. This is a good time of year to change your external influences. Stop seeing or reading the news. Listen to classical music or spa type in the car or during cooking, cleaning or packing. Holiday music is good as well, as it will take a good mood. They understand that others will stand out as well, and even if it does the reverse, it wishes them “Happy Holidays” and continue.