How to use your holiday to relax and recharge

Everyone looks forward to the holiday season. At the end of a long work year, it promises the reward of care-free days, fun activities, family time, and celebration. With all that going on, it can be very easy to forget to actually rest. 

The holidays can be the most effective time for Intentional and mindful rest so factor in some time for each of these six ways to relax and recharge even as you celebrate.
 

6 Ways to Relax This Holiday Season

 

  1. Spend some time alone
     
    Especially important for introverts!
    If you don’t spend time preparing yourself mentally for socialising and stimulation, you’ll soon run out of energy and find that you’re not enjoying all those things you were looking forward to. Try to take time each morning to clear your mind and mentally prepare yourself.
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  3. Express your gratitude
     
    Showing gratitude causes your brain to release oxytocin - the feel-good hormone. So, let people know why you’re grateful to know them. A hug, an email, an action, a gesture, even your thoughts of gratitude will make you feel good
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  5. Do something you love
     
    Painting. Baking. Gardening. When is the last time you focussed on your hobby? A holiday is a fantastic time to get back to something you enjoy. You’ll relax, tune out thoughts of work, trigger your creativity and widen your horizons. 
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  7. Get outside
     
    Time spent outdoors has many health benefits: lowering your stress levels and your blood pressure. It even heightens your creativity! Try to get out into nature for the day or start a ritual after-dinner walk. It’s all about getting some fresh air and the exercise is good for you too.
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  9. Reflect a little
     
    Plan some thinking time at the end of the day to focus on meaningful achievements, personal accomplishments, people who inspire you and motivate you to achieve, and the “why” behind your work. These thoughts will refuel you - energising you when the new year begins.
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  11. Get a little help through body stress release
     
    A few sessions of body stress release will prompt your brain to work on stress areas in your body, encouraging it to heal itself of the aches and pains related to locked in tension. The holiday season is the perfect time! Not only will you get the most out of your time off, you’ll also be truly refreshed and ready for the new year.

 
I hope you have a very happy holiday. I hope you take the time to relax, rest, and recharge. Please give me a call if you’d like to kickstart the process with body stress release.

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