It's that time of the year when more than normal we push ourselves to the side and really focus in on spoiling others and taking care of the needs of others. Now in no way to do I want to discourage anyone from building and supporting others in the community, but what I do want to take time to do is take the time to remind you that you can't help others unless you also support yourself.
As someone who works in the health care industry I notice a pattern every year. A wave of illness hitting my clients, taking them down one by one. Some might make it all the way to their holiday vacation (what a way to spend a vacation) others get taken down a week or two before. We typically just blame this on the cold, trust me I blame it on the cold too, yet in reality it really has more to do with how we treat ourselves.
When we push ourselves to our limits we ask a lot of our body and often to do so we ignore signs our body is giving us saying we need to slow down and take a rest, telling ourselves "I'll rest when vacation is here, but for now I NEED to keep pushing". Asking our hormonal and adrenal systems to work overtime without providing our body with the downtime it needs to continue operating at an optimal capacity.
During this busy time of year I wanted to share some simple tips to make self love/care a part of your routine without having to book hour long massages and facials, although you are 100% welcome to do both!
5 Tips to Simplified Self Care:
This simple tips will help you to feel more grounded and you are more likely to be the one who escapes the flu this holiday season. Don't wait until after the holiday season to take care of yourself, make your health and happiness a priority this holiday season.
My name is Brittany, I am a Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher and Certified Personal trainer. My hope is to help inspire, encourage and motivate others to live their happiest and healthiest lives.