Whatever your feelings about Christmas, here are a few ideas of things you can do over the holidays to boost your well-being.
1. Catch up on sleep at night
2. Gaze at a fire (a candle flame will do)
3. Breathe in the smell of pine or cinnamon
4. Have a day (or more) without alcohol
5. Get outside during daylight hours to walk and breathe deeply
6. Take a screen break every day
7. Enjoy a lie-down during the day
8. Listen or watch something completely different to broaden your mind
9. Keep hydrated with water
10. Enjoy your food more by eating slowly
11. Help someone else out
12. Do what works best for you for your best self
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
(PS There is no blog next week – I’m back on 2nd January 2019.)
How bendy are you? When asked this question, most people will probably think about how physically bendy they are. But how about how flexible you are in everyday situations? When we are flexible, we can accommodate and adjust to anything and anyone and maintain our well-being.
In essence, the ability to bend without breaking is linked to the amount of tolerance we develop. When we are fully flexible, we become able to adjust to the most unexpected, negative and difficult situations and people, without losing our sense of self and what we want and need. Perhaps something to remember at this time of year when patience might be in slightly shorter supply…
I read a really interesting article recently about junk light – how, especially in winter, we tend not to seek out natural light; rather, we ‘survive’ on junk light from screens and artificial lighting. The article went on to comment that, for people who are interested in their health and well-being, they wouldn’t usually opt for junk food. Instead, they would choose something less processed and better for them.
It’s the same for light: choose natural light over artificial light. On a grey and murky day like today (where I am, at least), that might feel like a waste of time even sitting by a window. But don’t be deterred: try heading outside at the brightest part of the day to reap the most benefit. We know it makes sense!
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