How to Relax and De-Stress After the Holidays

5 tips to nurture your sensitive soul

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The holiday season is coming to an end, but you still have several months of winter left to cope. You may have been super busy throughout the holidays, giving little time for reducing the stress. 

As a sensitive soul, I get overwhelmed and exhausted when around crowds, loud noises, and running around with my to-do list. It is important to remind ourselves to recharge after the holidays.  

Here are some winter care tips to help you feel better after the holidays.

1. Create a Soothing Bedroom

First, you should create a soothing bedroom to cope with the cold temperatures at night. You may want to replace your old mattress and box springs by shopping at an after Christmas sale. January is a great time to find new bedroom linens at reduced prices so that you can have new items such as a thick comforter, heated mattress pad, and soft flannel sheets. This is also an excellent time to replace lightweight curtains with heavier draperies so that there are fewer cold drafts in your bedroom.

2. Visit a Day Spa

Winter is the perfect time for visiting a day spa for relaxing treatments to eliminate the stress from the holiday season. You can request a facial to cleanse and moisturize your skin, or you might prefer a full-body wrap that includes an application of mud and herbs. A spa will have additional amenities such as whirling hot tubs or warm saunas to help you feel better. It is also possible to have an assortment of massages along with beauty treatments such as pedicures, haircuts, and manicures. If a spa visit seems overwhelming to you, create time at home to take a bath, with candles, and relaxing music to nurture your soul.

3. Change Your Eating

If you have gained weight during the holidays, then you might want to change your diet plan or return to your normal plan to lose a few pounds or feel less bloated. You may have consumed a lot of bad carbohydrates such as cookies, and alcohol throughout the holidays. It is time to switch to eating numerous fresh fruits and vegetables. Give your body the right fuel, the right liquid, the right nutrients. Stop filling it with quick-fix hits of caffeine, sugar, nicotine that stress out your central nervous system.

4. Move Your Body 

When you have avoided having a fitness routine, January is the perfect time to start. Move-in a way that makes you happy, whether it’s a simple walk in a natural environment, some gentle yoga, or dancing around your kitchen while you wash the dishes.

5. Maintain a Regular Schedule

You may have had a poor daily and weekly schedule during the holidays because you were busy with shopping and holiday activities, but in January, you can begin to maintain a regular schedule again. Sticking to a routine or a detailed schedule is one way to feel like you have some control over your life. To feel your best, go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning. Create a morning and evening routine that feels good to you.

It is the perfect time to heal the imbalance from the holidays with self-nurturing and feel refreshed for the New Year. I would love to invite you to join my FREE 5-day Self Nurture Challenge, which begins on January 6, 2020. The practice of self-nurturing is restorative and replenishing. You deserve to fill your soul and feel calm, grateful, abundant, love, and peace.

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