Did anyone else just get overwhelmed by their calendar? Today when I opened my google calendar I realized that almost every weekend has something planned until the end of December. And don’t get me wrong, it’s all SUPER fun stuff. A weekend away with friends for our annual Alliterative Thanksgiving, a burlesque show, a girls night, actual thanksgiving, my family’s annual Holiday Hoo-Haa.
Shit is crazy.
Late fall and winter are really a time meant for us to be slowing down. Our bodies are craving the rest after an active, busy summer and harvest season, and yet November/December is often when we tend to speed up. Much party planning. Very gifts. So decorations. Wow.
We rarely allow ourselves the rest that we need during this time… usually not until after New Years Shenanigans. And by then we’re so burnt out, undernourished and frazzled that we’re feeling terrible.
Not a great way to start the new year.
So many of us set new years resolutions that include things like loosing weight, getting fit, getting healthy, and feeling better in our bodies. And yet, we’re starting at a huge disadvantage because of they way we’ve treated ourselves the previous few months. We quickly loose sight of those resolutions, and spend the rest of the winter feeling depleted. This can quickly amplify feelings of seasonal depression for those of us whom it affects.
This year, I challenge you to do something for yourself during the holiday madness. Take a break! Use some of those vacation days and actually get some rest. Take one extra day if you can to just lay around and sleep. Go to bed early. Wake up late. Escape from the parties when you need to. Give in to the early darkness!! I know I’m not the only one who contemplates going to bed at 6pm after the whole daylight savings thing.
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