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  • 5 Self-Care Tips to Follow To Keep Your Health On Track During The Holidays

    Don't spread yourself too thin.
    by Lou Velle Mariano .
5 Self-Care Tips to Follow To Keep Your Health On Track During The Holidays
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  • Festive stress is a real thing especially to moms, who are usually on top of the preparations for the holidays. But moms, you need to take care of yourself too! This year, instead of getting stressed, why don’t you do things differently? Get started by doing these easy self-care tips in order to keep your health on track:

    1. Start with gratitude.

    Expressing positive emotions reduce stress and increases energy and happiness in life. Instead of complaining about things not happening as planned, find ways to be grateful and appreciative. Always remember to flip your negative thoughts the other way around for a brighter outlook each day.

    2. Stay hydrated.

    During the holiday hustle such as last-minute shopping, decorating, gift buying, and numerous events, we sometimes forget the importance of drinking water. Being dehydrated can negatively change one’s mood, so having a bottle of water with you at all times can help in properly hydrating your body during the busy days.

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    3. Learn to say no.

    There are a lot of things to attend to and obligations at work and at home during the holidays. At times, it is okay to say no, just to give yourself time for some self-care and be mindful of your own needs.

    4. Do things in moderation.

    The year-end season is when we sometimes tend to exceed our limits. Sleeping patterns will surely change and healthy eating might also be neglected. However, there is no need to deprive yourself; just always remember to do things in moderation and make good decisions on how to celebrate the holidays.

    5. Trim your to-do list.

    Just for this time, find ways to have more time to breathe, relax, rest and enjoy because you deserve it.

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