The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year! However, they have seemed to become the most stressful time of the year, especially living in Houston. So, before you start worrying over how many gifts you have to buy, what meals you have to make, what all you have to do before the end of the year, just STOP and BREATHE. Let’s change your habits this year, by slowing down, staying in your health routine and doing things that benefit YOU.
Do you love how you feel after a yoga class? Remember that feeling. Remember the little things that bring you to class each day. Remember the holidays are the best time, but only if you can really stop and enjoy them. We have put together some tips and ideas for staying accountable and staying healthy throughout the holidays:
Book Your Classes Ahead of Time & COMMIT. You know better than anyone else what you need each week, to have a successfully healthy week. So, don’t let little things get in your way. Prep on the weekend for a great week. Book your classes ahead of time. Go to the grocery store and start meal prepping some items so your week can be a little less stressful. Commit to your exercise regime. At the beginning of each week, write down in your calendar what days you are coming to yoga or workout. And show up.
Get a Workout Buddy. Encourage each other daily, show up to class together and have fun with them! Have you joined our YAX Members Facebook group? It is a great place to find a friend, if you need a little help 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/groups/354690811610604/
Take Vitamin C! It is the holiday season, which also means cold & flu season. Stay on top of your health.
Sleep. Get plenty of shut eye! Try for at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. This is the MOST important. The more sleep the more your body has time to recover from each day. Yoga & exercise help promote good, deep sleep! Duh!
Drink more TEA. Trade that coffee for tea this season. Start sippin’ tea to calm your nervous system down. Our favorite brand is: www.highgardentea.com. You can order online & they ship to your house. Literally the best tea in the world! Our favorites: Overworked, Ginger Mint Revive, Sunrise Blend (as dark as coffee), Tummy Tea (for upset stomachs). They also have seasonal teas that are oh so yummy! These also make for great gifts! Hint Hint, for our last & final tip.
Christmas Shop Early! This is my favorite thing to do. So, during the holidays, I can stay home, watch Christmas movies & wrap gifts! Start making those lists for what you want to get for your loved ones. So, when it is December, you can spend your weekends and week nights coming to classes and avoiding the CRAZY Christmas shoppers & traffic. Take advantage of Amazon, y’all.
Looking forward to having a holly jolly season with all of you at YAX. We will for sure be decorating!