During the holidays, self-care often gets tossed out the window.
Sure, there are lots of celebrations and gatherings, plenty of fun and excitement.
But this often goes hand in hand with neglecting daily self-care. And this self-care is essential to our well-being.
The good news is that there are some simple actions we can take to practice great self-care over the holidays.
Let’s go over 10 Simple Holiday Self-Care Tips to boost your well-being this holiday season!
Now, I’m going to skip right over things like sleep, exercise, nutrition, and hydration, not because I don’t think they’re important, (spoiler alert: they are!) but because we tend to hear these tips repeatedly. Instead, I’m going to focus on a handful of other less discussed tips.
1. 10 min daily quiet-time
This can be as simple as waking up a little earlier, before the rest of the household, and making yourself coffee or tea in relative quiet. Or maybe this looks like sitting down to read, journal, draw, pray, or meditate.
When I’m in a season of prioritizing my self-care, one of the things I do is meditate for ten minutes. I use the Headspace app which is a paid subscription. Since I meditate consistently, this investment is worth every penny to me because of all of the unique options and resources it has to offer. Headspace does offer a FREE trial if you’re interested in checking it out.
But regardless of what you do during this 10 minutes, the important thing is to spend it in a quiet and focused way.