Podcast Episode 36 | Going Home For The Holidays
On this episode Amanda and Lauren discuss going home for the holidays- everything from travel to dealing with diet culture.
Managing stress and overwhelm when around lots of family or friends, when traveling
Make time for deep breathing/meditation or quiet when you need it
Go for walks, go get coffee, drive around - have “me” time if you need a break
Stay hydrated and well-fed
Focus on the people who are positive to be around and avoid too much time with those who may drag you down - make your visit with them short
Have an alternative support system - friends you can call or text during tough moments
Managing emotions around holiday food
intuitive eating and mindful eating tips
letting yourself truly enjoy the food instead of feel guilt or shame around it
Not letting others’ comments affect your view of yourself or what you eat
Going home when you are LGBT
Remember it’s OKAY to feel anxious or stressed or off. We’re all human and we all cope differently. Take time to breathe through your emotions and know it’s okay if others don’t always understand.
What we do personally do to manage our mental health during holiday times / our own experiences and challenges
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