Christmas is almost here!!!!! Do you have calm holidays?
When you read that, what feeling first comes to mind? Panic? Excitement? Stress? Happiness?
For most people, I’d guess it would be a nice mixture of all, packaged up nicely with the tiniest of bows. Personally, I’m super excited and not too stressed because holidays are usually pretty simple with my family, and yes I send up prayers for that! The main change this year has come from getting engaged and having to figure how we will split the time, which is always a change. But we are lucky to have both our families fairly close that we can make it happen!
For those of you who may linger more on the stressed and panic feelings, here are a couple tips to keep you calm, collected, and maybe even a little bit cheery!
Now, I have never been huge on essentials oils, but if there was a time to get into them, I’d say the time is right around the holidays and going into the New Year. Evolution Fresh was kind enough to send me some oils from 21 drops, essential oil therapy and I have quite enjoyed these oils. Especially the calm one. Seeing as I can’t ever quiet my mind long enough to relax, this oil does the trick when I need to take a chill pill. Good thing they don’t limit how often you can use it a day because most days I need to take a whiff quite often!
I also received the Detox oil, which I’m saving for the day after NYE, no reason in particular. Ha. What else can you cheers with besides Champagne??
During these more high-stress times I’m sure to always take care of myself by eating well and working out. Just because it’s a little more busy in other arenas of your life doesn’t mean you should give yourself an excuse to eat like crap and skip the gym, continue to stick with your workout schedule! I also make sure that I’m not loading up on too many sugary snacks that seem to permanently be in the office. Christmas cookie tins – leave the premise!!
I do enjoy the Evolution Fresh juices for a jolt of healthy and added energy nearing the end of the work day before I brave the intense, sometimes violent, shopping crowds. When else can you find time to hustle and bustle and Christmas shop? My favorite is the Sweet Greens and Lemon, mmmmmmm. These are also great to keep in the office when you know there are too many tempting goodies around.
Other ways you can stay healthy, calm and collected are by bubble baths. I think that’s a scientific fact. And if it isn’t, it should be. You can find me in the bath tub quite often after a particularly taxing day! I also am in the bad habit of reading while in the bath. I quite enjoy it but I don’t think my poor, wrinkly pages do.
How do you stay calm during the holidays?
*Post sponsored by Evolution Fresh. All opinions are my own.