Tips Self Care During Holidays
December 16, 2017
The holiday season is here, and along with the gifts and classic tunes comes a lot of unhealthy habits. This can be stressful time of year for many as they manage friends and family. Others may find themselves overeating or dealing with an emotional time in their lives. In all the chaos and commotion, it can be easy to let your health slip to the wayside.
It doesn't have to be that way, though. Whether you'll be riding out the season in the 2 bedroom apartments in Stamford Connecticut or a bungalow in Florida, everyone can take proactive steps for their well-being.
Don't Forget to Exercise
Physical activity is still the number one recommended way to maintain weight and a healthy self image. It reduces stress, improves your mood and combats depression. While it might seem easier said than done with all the rushing around this time of year, even ten minutes a day can improve your outlook on life.
All too many skip their workouts during the holidays to make room for more seasonal activities. However, maintaining your usual gym schedule or workout routine is equally as important throughout November and December as it is the rest of the year.
A Little Gratitude Never Hurt
Believe it or not, recent studies have shown that just pondering what you are grateful for relieves your brain of stress while protecting it against depression thanks to the release of serotonin and dopamine. While it might be easier to focus on something like party planning or gift buying, taking five minutes out of your day to ask yourself what you are grateful for will make a world of difference.
Catch Some Z's
The holidays are notorious for creating night owls out of morning birds. Whether it's stressing about a deadline at work, late night gift wrapping, or staying out late for an ugly sweater party, we all lose sleep in one way or another. Quality sleep, however, is insanely important to your well being.
To get the Z's you need, cut back on your caffeine intake and make sure not to drink any after 2 pm. Cutting back on the late night cocktails, avoiding naps, and skipping late night snacks are sure fired ways to get a better nights sleep as well.
Feelings and Food
This time of year is surrounded by strong feelings, whether good or bad ones. Emotional times in either spectrum can cause you to eat and drink a whole lot more than you should. Instead of packing on an extra 10 to 15 pounds, work on feeling your feelings.
If you happen to catch yourself reaching for a bite to eat or another drink when faced with a difficult feeling, stop and make sense of what is going on instead. You could be angry, grieving, sad or simply having a little social anxiety. Working through these emotions by thinking about them is a much healthier coping mechanism than eating them away.
Make Time For You
It happens to everyone. You start planning the best holiday experience for you or your family, then suddenly find yourself so wrapped up in creating the ultimate yuletide season that you forget to actually enjoy it. You might find your mind focused on whether or not everyone is satisfied with their meal, worrying about a potential fight over politics, or whether your kids are eating healthy enough. There's nothing wrong with putting others before yourself, but doing so to the point where you are no longer enjoying the holiday is too much.
It's important that you remember to enjoy the present moment. Take a moment to breathe, think about one thing that is making you feel good right now, and hold onto that thought for as long as you can. The "perfect" is all a matter of perspective. What's truly important is that you and your loved ones enjoy the time you spend with one another.
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By following these tips, you will get through this holiday season while taking care of yourself in the process. After the ball drops on New Year's and everything is said and done, it's nice to have a special place to come home to, like The Waypointe.
Located in Connecticut's premier destination, these new apartment homes are redefining luxury living with contemporary designs, timeless sophistication, and a culmination of the best of Norwalk. This is where fine living begins.
Imagine coming home to a full suite of amenities carefully selected and designed with your lifestyle in mind. Fitness, cardio and strength centers spanning over 5,000 square feet are here to help you live a healthy lifestyle, while concierge services are standing by to wait on your every need. Grilling ares with fire pits, a fire lit clubroom and game room all offer relaxing escapes from a busy day.
Play a game of billiards with other residents, or invite your friends over for a movie screening in the cinema room. Rooftop terraces offer breathtaking views, while a landscaped dog park means that furry guests are pampered just the same. That's not to mention the heated saltwater pool and a slew of other amenities waiting to be discovered.
Dry cleaning drop off
Catering for social events
A Shuttle to the train station
Group fitness classes
24-hour emergency maintenance
and more can all be found at The Waypointe.
Each home is an eclectic collection of upscale style. Quartz countertops become radiant in the abundant natural lighting from your balcony. Cathedral ceilings, wood-style plank flooring, and luxe bathrooms all add sophistication to a spacious floor plan.
Kitchen islands allow you to bring out your inner chef, while on-site storage ensures you're never without that one thing you need in any given moment. Full sized washers and dryers eliminate yesteryear's tedium of community laundry rooms, as well.
This isn't just another home, this is a new way to live in a destination like no other. This is The Waypointe.