Self Care During the Holiday Season

The holidays can be a challenging time for managing stress. Taking time for yourself during this time can help your immune system stay healthy and keep your emotions in check. Here are some of our favorite tips for keeping your spirits high.

Journaling

This is an important time of year to focus on your journaling practice. A gratitude journal can help keep your focus on all the positives in your life, rather than the stress and the drive to buy things. Another great journaling exercise for this time of year is simply an ongoing list of the things that bring you joy.

Activate your throat chakra

This time of year can have us biting our tongue in order to keep the peace with family and friends. Create a playlist of music you enjoy and love to sing along to, and listen to it during your commute or while you’re cooking dinner. Plus, this is a great way to raise your vibration - especially if you start dancing, too!

Soak in a warm bath

Nothing brings comfort like a soothing bath. Add some epsom salts and your favorite essential oils, and spend at least 20 minutes relaxing. Bring a book or light some (natural, non-toxic) candles to add to the atmosphere of peace and quiet.

Get outside

Sometimes the winter keeps us inside too often! Bundle up and take a walk outside during the sunniest part of the day - perhaps during your lunch break. Getting some sun will boost your vitamin D levels in your body, and just 20 to 30 minutes of walking can boost your endorphins.