In this post, we’re going to assume that you’re planning on having a great Christmas or festive season depending on what celebrations are important to you and your culture. If nothing else, capping off the end of the year with a sense of relaxation, calm, and celebration can be a fantastic means of leaving it behind favorably.
This has been an odd year to put things lightly, but there’s no reason to doubt that 2022 will be wonderful, and the breath of fresh air we’ve all been waiting for. That said, despite all of this context, it’s important to remember that indulging in a huge amount of food and other vices can be a great way to celebrate, but may take their toll after a while. For this reason, it’s important to counteract the festive indulgences appropriately, taking time to offset some of our guilty habits with good habits that can help us feel awake, refreshed, and in tip-top shape.
After all, it’s fun to indulge, but if that leads us to feeling lethargic and worn out then we’re unlikely to enjoy Christmas as much as we once had. But remember, this is just friendly advice, not a dismissal or prescription of any kind. With that in mind, please consider the following advice:
Yoga is a great way to undo the damage of sitting down during the entire Christmas period, as well as helping you gain exercise, and find inner peace thanks to this serving as a form of meditation, too. You don’t even need to be particularly over-flexible in order to try yoga as a beginner. These yoga poses show the kind of flexible stretches you should be working to, and over time, increasing competence (and the health benefits you gain while following that journey), will ensure you make stellar progress. If there’s a way to feel healthier in your body after a season of eating heartily, it’s this.
Walk Each Morning
A fresh walk each morning is great for the soul in so many different ways. To begin with, it helps you spend time in nature. Second, walking may seem low impact, but it’s great exercise. Third, it can give you an excuse to run errands, to get fresh air, or to walk the dog even. The more you can focus on an approach like that, making it part of your daily schedule, the better.
Specific Indulgence Days
It’s a great idea to have certain days marked for your indulgence, and others marked for working out, going for walks, or spending some time outside. This way, you can counterbalance your lovely festivities with a little more direct action, be that sledding in the snow, or heading on a trip to see your family and going for a walk in their local countryside. This way, you don’t have to reprimand yourself, as caring for your approach becomes a natural part of your schedule.
With this advice, you’re certain to counteract the festive indulgences in the best possible way.
What other ways are there that you can counteract the festive indulgence? Let me know in the comments below!