Taking Care of Yourself this Christmas

Life is lived at such a rapid pace; we often forget to look after number one. With the stresses of work, family life, and everything in between, we don’t always take a step back and think about our own health and wellbeing. At Christmas, this can become an issue, especially with the stress of money, gifts and food. With that in mind, here’s a post about the little things you can do each day to ensure you’re taking care of your physical and mental health this Christmas.


If you need to take any type of medication, one of the worst things you can do is not take it. However, with everything going on around you, it can be easy to forget to take it. Why not set an alarm on your phone or use an app to help you remember? If you need to use a nebuliser, inhaler, or take any type of pills, apps can help to ensure you do so at the same time every day. I’m going to start doing this for my meds. They make me forget everything at the moment, so a little reminder will do me good, especially over Christmas.


I know what you’re thinking. Yoga is always shouted at us when we’re feeling low. And, if you’re not a yoga person to begin with, why on earth would you want to start now? Well, give it a try. If you hate it, that’s fine, you don’t need to do it again. But you may be shocked to discover that you love it, and that it makes your body and mind feel refreshed. I know that yoga practice helps me focus sometimes, so it could hopefully do the same for you!


You won’t be able to deal with any unhealthy habits if you do not recognise them in the first place. From covering up real issues to damaging your eyes, there are a number of unhealthy habits most of us are guilty of. Make sure you recognise yours so that you can deal with them.


Are you someone who wakes up and immediately checks your emails the second you open your eyes? Don’t do it! They can wait. Give yourself 30 to 45 minutes to wake up slowly so you can start your day the right way. Take a shower and get ready, and then check your emails.


A lot of people feel like they don’t have the time to keep a journal, but it literally only takes a few minutes from your day. It can be in bullet-form, and it helps you to focus your thoughts and get things off your mind. Make a note of how you feel, the people you have meet, what you have done, and so on.


Are you a workaholic? It’s important to get some balance into your life. By setting specific time slots when you don’t work, you will have the perfect opportunity to take better care of yourself.

We are all guilty of taking ourselves for granted from time-to-time, but it is so important to look after number one.


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