The holiday season is great for a lot of things (partying, resting, connecting, etc.), one of which is reflecting on the year you’ve just had, and setting yourself up for success with a running start in the new year! So, here are 3 tips from the Hoys Allied Health & Wellness team on how you can maximise your holiday break and kickstart the new year.
- Clear the baggage. For every one of us there are things we do, day-in, day-out, which aren’t building us up for a healthier, happier work and home life. Indulging in too much delicious (not-so nutritious!) food is the prime example. To succeed, you should replace that activity with something else that fills the need of that craving. So, don’t just clear your pantry of your go-to snacks, top-it up with worthy, guilt-free substitutes.
- Build a repertoire of guilt-free foods. You’ll never have more free time than you do on holiday, so why waste it? Rather, experiment and skill up in the kitchen to develop a strong repertoire of delicious, healthy foods which will be sure to come in handy once work and school start up once more. Your output’s only as good as your input, and now’s the time to make a change!
- Maximize your break. Don’t slump into the new year off the back of a mediocre break. If you have vague plans and ambitions going into the holidays, then you’ll likely run out of time before you realize them. Our solution is to take some time to get specific about how you want to spend your holiday. You’ll have a much better time that way! Consider the following:
(a) I want a good Christmas.
(b) I want a happy, healthy Christmas. Healthy because of the delicious, guilt-free food we’ll eat, and happy because we’ll be spending time between fun, family-friendly outdoor activities, and rest, watching our favourite movies and shows.
Which is setting you up for a better holiday?
Give any or all of these tips a good, honest go! We’re sure you’ll thank us in the new year, feeling recharged and ready for whatever the new year brings.
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