Holiday Survival Guide
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle around this time of year. To help with the transition, we’ve put together 5 helpful tips to maintain a healthy balance during the holidays. This year certainly has been a wild ride, so it’s important to remember to take the time you need for yourself in order to be the best version of you for your friends and family. Don’t forget to check our Holiday Gift Guides for those lucky ladies and grateful guys too!
TIP 1 – DON’T STRESS
Seriously, don’t worry! 2020 has been a very crazy time for all of us. We’re all wearing multiple hats and working around our kitchen tables. Give yourself some credit – you made it this far! The holidays may look a little different this year and might include a few extra video calls to friends and family, but you’ve got this. Let the little things go and focus on your bigger priorities. This is the season of celebration and you deserve to enjoy it.
TIP 2 – PREP AND PLAN
It never hurts to be a little over-prepared. Whether that’s planning dinner menus or getting all your holiday shopping done, now’s the time to start getting your list together. Planning ahead will help you stay organized and get everything done before the holidays. Make a list and stick it on the fridge to act as a visual reminder of the tasks you have left to accomplish.
TIP 3 – STAY SUPPORTED
No matter where you go or what you’re doing this holiday season, remember to stay in touch with your support system. Call your friends, write your parents a holiday card, have a video call with your cousins. Remember that you have people who support you and that you may also be someone’s support system. Check in, call, email, send a text – stay connected. It’s also important to remember to wear supportive shoes and slippers around the house. Check out these expert foot tips and be sure to rock a cute pair of supportive flats or comfortable heels this holiday season.
TIP 4 – MINDFULNESS MATTERS
Make and take time for yourself. Although spending time with family and friends is essential, it’s also important to set aside some time to yourself. Take 5 minutes to relax, take a deep breath and just be still. Try practicing deep breathing exercises when you feel stressed out. Taking the time to pause, reflect and relax with help you even out our stress levels.
TIP 5 – MAKE TIME TO STAY ACTIVE
Working out and getting your moving has been scientifically proven to increase endorphins. These happy little guys help balance your mood when you’re stuck in the middle of the holiday hustle. Be sure to wear a supportive active sneaker when you’re working out. Take a walk around the block, practice yoga, follow a workout video from Vionic Innovation Lab member and celebrity trainer Juliet Kaska. You can also check out the great tips Juliet put together to help you stay active and accountable here. Get moving and take the time you need this holiday season.
That’s it! These are our top 5 ways to help you stay on track with a healthy mindset as the holiday season approaches. Let us know what some of your favorite tips to staying on top of it during the holidays – we’d love to know!
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