After every holiday, I have this recurring problem. I find myself in a slump.
It’s as if the busyness of the holiday, as well as the planning and set up and everything else that goes into it takes its toll, and I spend the next few days afterward making excuses: I need to catch up on my sleep, I spent a lot of time on my feet, I need to slow down – name it, I’ll use it.
Yet, I don’t want to fall into those same habits. So I’ve decided to make a list to make sure I stay on track, even with a holiday.
4 Ways to Avoid the Post-Holiday Slump
1. I make my snacks and meals just as festive as what is usually being served. For example, the Fourth Holiday is usually marked with red, white and blue desserts, grilling some amazing food, and salads galore. Guess what? Blueberries and strawberries are also red and blue, and Greek yogurt makes a great backdrop for it! And a lean grilled steak cut into strips on a cool fresh salad may be just what the holiday ordered!
2. Schedule workouts. Don’t leave it up to chance. Make sure you carve out a little time to get active. Holidays don’t have to be sedentary! MOVE!
3. Think outside the box – include the family! Why not take a scavenger hunt walk? Join in a game of volleyball, tennis, baseball, etc. Put together a family relay. There are plenty of great family-based holiday events that you can make a workout! Get creative!
Get out in the open and enjoy a walk in the fresh air!
If walking isn’t fast enough, hop on two wheels and feel the rush of pedal power! Having a great partner can make it more adventurous!
4. Don’t underestimate the value of you. Holidays aren’t just about making sure everyone else is having a good time and that their needs are being met – you’re just as important.
When it’s all said and done, staying on track will make you feel better about yourself, as well as give you confidence in handling the next holiday.
What do you do to stay on track for holidays?
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