The Gift of Health

As the holiday season approaches it is so easy to get in a rut of automatic giving. We make shopping lists, brainstorm the perfect gifts, and focus on giving gifts. We even feel the stress during the holidays of navigating our friends’ and families’ expectations for where we should be giving our time during the holiday season.

In the flurry of all the stress to give during the holidays, we tend to forget the life-changing gift of  giving ourselves the gift of health and self care we each deserve. And by self care, we mean doing what you need to do in order to stay healthy, energetic, and present in your life – during the stress of the holidays and beyond.

Schedule time to take a breath during the holiday season.

Give yourself the time to take a walk, enjoy a yoga class, or even do some breathing exercises. Acknowledge when you’re tired and need more rest. And fuel yourself with plenty of  foods that will nourish your body, give you energy, and support your immune system.

Don’t wait until the first of the year to make a resolution that you know you will break! Say “yes” to making healthy choices and taking one small step at a time now — without the pressure of perfection that a resolution usually carries and START NOW.

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