With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are in full-swing vacation mode.
This means healthy eating and routine workouts have gone out the window for a few days while we enjoy time with our loved ones and celebrate the festive season. Taking a short break from our everyday fitness routine can actually be beneficial to our minds and our bodies, just don't overdo the sugar and long-period sitting. Instead, practice a few of our holiday health tips, including these ones about self-care to ensure you're having fun and staying somewhat active over vacation.
Moreover, start thinking about the new habits you want to build in the new year (yes, even during Christmas vacation).
A mindful and beneficial practice, thinking now about your health and fitness goals for 2019 can help you to become aware and make better choices over the next few days. This is not to say that you shouldn't spend your evenings with a drink in hand and with friends and family.
Rather, it's good to be mindful of where you're headed.
Meditating on your goals for 2019, even if only for a few moments, is helpful when deciding between having one or three drinks. It can also be a motivating factor when choosing whether to watch another movie or go on an afternoon hike with your distant relative.
Set yourself up for success in the New Year by practicing mindfulness, moderation, and positive health and wellness habits. Start before the New Year by making small but impactful decisions during Christmas vacation.
You'll be happy you did come the first of January.