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The holiday season can be a stressful one, especially if you have kids or have a house full of poorly ones. This Christmas has felt like the hardest one so far.
My toddler decided he no longer needs to sleep, everyone one in my house has been ill and I feel like I’ve had a cold for a month!!
So it’s not surprising to feel warn out and exhausted in the New Year.
It’s important to focus on self-care instead of putting extra pressure on yourself with a lot of New Year’s resolutions.
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. ”Deborah Day
Here are some ideas to get you feeling recharged and great again.
1. Get Enough Sleep
With so many commitments and partying over the holiday season, our sleep can take a back seat. Try to make a regular bedtime and get up at the same time every day.
Having a bedtime routine can help you fall asleep faster and helps your mind know it’s time to sleep.
Try to make sure you get at least 8 hours sleep a night (if you can).
if you’re struggling to get enough quality sleep, Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep is a great book to help you get the sleep you want!!
2. Try Yoga
Yoga is a great exercise, not only for the body but for the mind too. There are so many great Yoga classes on YouTube that you have no excuse.
I love Yoga with Adriene; she has loads of different videos and also does some great challenges.
If you’re looking for something that gives you more energy, try this 40-day Kundalini Yoga Challenge HERE. I’m about halfway through and it’s helped me clear my mind and feel super energised.
3. Create Space
It’s important to create space in our lives for self-care and in our physical environment. We gain so much more new stuff over Christmas, so it’s a great time to let go of anything you no longer need.
Decluttering is a quick way to feeling calmer in our lives.
There are loads of decluttering challenges out there if you’re unsure where to start.
4. Enjoy More of What You Love
One of my main goals this year is to do more of what I love, enjoy the journey and focus on how I want to feel.
It’s easy to get hung up about our goals, thinking we will be happy once we have achieved them.
The majority of the time we quickly move on to the next goal, thinking once again we will be happy when we reach them.
Think about all the things you would do if you had achieved all your goals and had all the money you needed.
Would you read more books, take up dance lessons or learn to play the piano?
Make a list of all the things you would love to do and start planning to fit them into your life. Don’t wait until your life is perfect because you will never get there.
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”Mandy Hale
5. Eat More Plants
A great way to feel better after a whole month of indulging is to eat more plants!! I’m not saying you have to become vegan, just to try and make more veg fuelled meals.
There is loads of plant-based website, with quick and easy recipes.
Not only will this help you get your five a day but learning new recipes is also super fun!!
Here are my favourite sites:
So make sure you fit plenty of self-care in this January!!
Let me know in the comments below what you will be doing this New Year to feel recharged?