REAL TALK: The holidays are a time for joy, celebration, and…absolute stress! With non-stop events from Thanksgiving to New Year, inevitable family drama, last-minute shopping stress and the looming angst of the coming year, it can be easy to forget about things like self-care — and it can be a recipe for holiday burnout.
But fear not! With a little preparation, we can turn the holiday stress-o-meter down a notch and prioritize our well-being. In the spirit of fostering a mindful holiday season, we’ve wrapped up 4 top-notch strategies to keep the joy high and the stress low this festive season.
Sleep Soundly: Let’s face it, nothing goes well when we are sleep-deprived — and sleep is often the first thing to go during a busy holiday season. We recommend cultivating a sense of calm 30 minutes before bedtime by turning off your devices, pouring a soothing cup of Plant People’s NightLight Mushroom Cacao Mix and treating yourself to a mineral-rich and detoxifying Lavendar and clay mudbath from Pursoma.
Stay Hydrated: ‘Tis the season for the hangover. If you’ve been hitting up the open bar at all those holiday parties (we won’t judge), chances are you are no stranger to waking up with a nasty hangover. If you forgot to drink a glass of water for every cocktail to counter the alcohol’s dehydrating effects, our favorite hangover cure is IV Therapy. IV vіtаmіn infusions are a great way to rehydrate, detox, and recover from the night before. Don’t have time to sit for an IV drip? The Good Patch, Rescue Party Pack will help you bounce right back.
Ditch the Diet Talk: The holidays come around once a year, so enjoy them! After all, a healthy lifestyle is all about balance and moderation. Did you overindulge at the cookie swap? Drink too much eggnog? We recommend two products from wthn– indulgence relief and daily digestion to soothe upset stomachs, aid digestion, and “undo the overdo.”
It’s ok to say No: It’s easy to overcommit yourself during the holidays–and let’s be honest, no matter how hard you try, you can’t do it all. Plus, it’s exhausting! So we are here to remind you that it’s okay to say no to things you don’t want to do (like things that stress you out, don’t make you happy, or take up too much of your time.). Besides, when you say no to one thing, you are making room to say YES to something else–like a little YOU time. Nothing says self-care like treating yourself to a pre-holiday Massage, Infrared Sauna Session or a little Red light Therapy.
Cheers to a stress-free and joyful holiday season!