5 Post-Holiday Self-Care Tips
The holidays and New Year have come and passed, which can bring a mix of sad and happy feelings. The holidays are tough and draining for some, but they can also be magical- spending time with our loved ones and enjoying a slower pace of life. However you feel about the holidays, this is the perfect time of year to recommit to self-care!
1. Embrace quiet:
The holidays are filled with stimulation- parties, travel, extra work and so on. Take time to read or do an activity that does not involve talking, listening to others, and away from technology. Taking this time away will help you recenter your overstimulated body.
Sleep tends to be a basic self-care practice to go out the window when the holidays come around. After the holidays, it is important to take time to rest and get a full night of sleep. It may take a few nights for you to feel back to your regular sleep routine, it is okay- just give your body time to reset. Drinking herbal tea and creative a wind-down routine will help ease you back into regular sleep.
3. Drink lots of water:
Travel, cold weather, different foods, and alcohol can all impact our bodies and make us feel a bit off. Drink lots of water, it will help to rehydrate you and help to keep your digestive system in check.
4. Do something for you:
The holidays are all about doing things for other people which is nice, but in the process, our self-care routine and daily balance can be thrown for a loop. Do something for you after the holidays, book a massage, create something, or stay in and read a book.
Cleaning can be a relaxing chore for some! Pick up an eco-friendly, warm smelling cleaning product and wipe down your counters, bathroom and other surfaces that tend to be full of germs. Cleaning and organizing will help you get back to your day-to-day routine.
The holidays are a beautiful time of year! They are also a time of year we tend to forget about ourselves. If you are feeling a bit worn out or need to recenter for the New Year, take time to establish or reestablish your self-care routine.
Wishing you a Happy New Year and a year full of self-care.
Written by Amanda Shea.