It’s heeere. The time of year when already stretched-too-thin women, get stretched just a little bit further. The holidays are notorious for burnout and it’s with that in mind that now is a good time to implement a few healthy hacks in your life to keep your head and your body at its best during the holiday season.
Never Touch Your Face With Your Hands
If you’ve got an itch grab a facial tissue first to cover your finger or better yet, use your arm. Even the most dedicated germaphobes can’t keep their hands virus free 100% of the time. Your face is your body’s biggest gateway for allowing viruses to get in through your eyes, nose and mouth. Get in the habit of NEVER touching your face unless you’re washing it or putting moisturizer on and you’ll instantaneously eliminate a lot of illnesses from your life.
Get OmegaSea in Your Diet
When you’re burning the candle at both ends, it’s easy to let a lot of things slide, namely nutrition. During the holiday season, I am particularly diligent about taking Omega-3 since it’s a powerhouse of a nutrient that helps everything from my brain to my heart to my overall good health. In the past, I’ve hated the fishy aftertaste of Omega-3’s but with OmegaSea, that’s now gone. It comes in three great flavours (chocolate, lemon and bubblegum) and has the added benefit of vitamin D for healthy bones and teeth. It’s easily ordered on Amazon or in the pharmacy section at your local Walmart, Rexall, Superstore, Fortino’s or more. This is a routine I get the whole family into; one teaspoon a day is all we need.
Drink Lemon Water Every Morning
Before you reach for your cup of Joe, squeeze half a lemon into a tall glass of warm water and chug it down. Lemon juice aids with digestion, keeps your skin looking fresh and gives your body needed Vitamin C. You can see a full list of the benefits of drinking lemon water every morning here. It’s a routine I follow every morning of the year, not just during the holidays.
Ask Yourself If It Passes Your Merry Test?
Let’s face it, the holidays are filled with a lot of things that suck the merry out of the holidays. Ask yourself before accepting any invitation, starting any DIY project, or writing a single Christmas card—does this bring me joy? If the answer is a resounding no, then don’t do it. It’s that easy. I gave up Christmas cards years ago, and it’s one of the best holiday decisions I ever made.
I know it’s really easy to be a hermit in the winter months, especially because the days are so short and the weather is so cold. That’s why it’s more important than ever to step outside for at least 15 minutes a day to get some fresh air. Better yet, find a winter sport to embrace. Trust me when I say that winter goes by much faster when you have something you enjoy doing!