This post about how to recover after the holidays aims to help all of us kickstart the new year in the best way possible!
All the December shopping, cooking, planning, work deadlines, socializing and traveling leave little room for sleep and exercise, and the overindulging of food and drink leaves our bodies feeling blah or even a bit under the weather.
Here’s how to get out of that post-holiday slump, and help your mind and body bounce back to normal.
Ease out of the treats. Aim for better nutritional choices, but don’t set yourself up for failure by going from all the treats to nothing. Cut yourself some slack!
Reset bedtimes. Bedtimes can easily get out of whack without normal work and school routines over the holidays, so it’s time to return to a schedule and ensure everyone gets a good 8 hours of sleep a night.
Restock the medicine cabinet. A sore throat and cough can sneak up on you, and nobody feels like going to the store to buy medicine while sick. Have the essentials on hand before you need them.
Organize something. It’s amazing how great it can make you feel to put something messy back into order. It puts you in control and on top of things, something we all need to feel as we start a new year! I like going through my closet and getting rid of things that don’t fit or I don’t like anymore.
Refresh your wardrobe. Once you’ve purged the “never gonna wear agains”, motivate yourself for a new year and new mindset with some new fitness wear or a pair of sneakers. Whether you work out, take walks or just take better care of yourself, a cute new functional wardrobe staple is like a breath of fresh air.
Plan something fun for the future. It can be a bit of a letdown after all the holiday hoopla, so start planning a fun vacation or take a new class. Last year I took a photography class after Christmas!
Here’s to a great new year for all of us!