We’ve made it to the end of the year and for some that means well deserved time off. For others, they are busy finishing up the year strong or a required worker that has to get the job. Regardless of how your next two weeks look, we’re giving you our best tips for how you can relax and recharge during the holidays.
Why you should relax and recharge?
Finding ways to destress on the holidays can help you go into the new year refreshed. By taking the time to recharge you’ll be ready to tackle your goals in the new year! Extra activities like holiday parties, get-togethers, and holiday meals, can make it hard to find extra time to relax. For some, your schedule might even be busier than usual. However, the one thing you do not want to do is go into the new year burnt out.
Going into the new year already burnt out and overstimulated, can make it hard to jump back into work. It can also cause stress on your body. This can lead to feeling tired, sluggish and mentally exhausted. Another important reason to not burn yourself out is it can weaken your immune system.
All the extra parties and get togethers are fun and a great time to see friends and family. However, they can also bring on extra germs and illnesses. You want to make sure that you are 100% healthy attending these events. Catching something will slow you down. By making time to rest and recharge during the holidays, you can make sure your body is well rested. This will help to fight off any germs it might come into contact with!
So let’s find out the best ways for how to destress this holiday season…
A great way to relax your body is to incorporate 5-10 minutes of deep stretching each day. Stretching is a great way to bring blood and oxygen into the muscles with can help the relax and repair. If you’ve been doing any type of exercise, physical activity, sitting in the car for prolonged periods of time, or standing at a party, stretching is a great way to help your muscles loosen up which can help our whole body to relax.
You can stretch any time of day. We always find stretching before bed is extremely helpful in helping you get a good night’s sleep. Good, quality sleep is also very important for helping you relax and recharged. Try this awesome bedtime stretches routine before you go to sleep. We bet you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and recharged!
Reduce Screen Time
Another great way to relax and recharge during the holidays is to try to limit screen time. Work can demand a lot of screen time during the week and year. Try to take the opportunity to put your phone down for a few day. It can be a huge help!
Some of our favorite things to do in place of screen time is going for a walk through nature (weather permitting of course), reading a good book by the fire place, working on a puzzle with a nice warm cup of hot chocolate, and playing board or card games with friend and family!
The holidays and time off can be a great time to take a break from your busy schedule. You might not have as many daily tasks and responsibilities. However, if you know you have additional holiday obligations, try to plan ahead for cooking, traveling and get together this time. This way you’ll be able to see the periods of times and days you’ll be busy so that you can strategically plan some down time during the times you don’t have anything else.
Also, by planning ahead (especially when it comes to cooking/hosting/get-togethers) it can help reduce the stress on the day-of. Take a look at what you need to prepare and try to break it into smaller segments if possible!
Eat a Balanced Diet
One of the best ways to relax and recharge during the holidays is to make sure you are eating a balanced diet. This can include fun holiday treats with good-for-you, nutritious foods that will keep your body feel its best. Again, the busyness and stress of holiday events can be tough on your immune system. Make sure you’re eating lots of nutritious foods with vitamins and minerals that your body needs to fight off any unwanted germs.
Plus, by eating and maintaining a balanced diet you won’t feel sluggish and tired going into the new year.
Take a Deep Breathe
Breathe work can have an incredible impact on helping your body relax. No matter where you are, whether you’re at home, traveling, a fun party, or volunteering with your neighborhood friends, you can always stop and take a minute to take a big, deep breathe. This can help your mind and body relax so that you can be fully present and enjoy what you’re doing!
We’re so excited for the new year. Setting new goals, getting into new routines, sticking to the ones we know make us feel our best is all so exciting. However, we know we can use the next few weeks to continue to rest and recharge so we can hit the ground running in 2023.
We will be here for you through the end of the year if you want to come in and make sure you end the year pain-free to start the new year fresh! Chiropractic care is a great natural and holistic way to reduce pain, increase mobility, rejuvenate your body and get back to feeling your best!
Get Treated at Kaizo Health
Our goal at Kaizo Health is to always get you back to feeling 100%. Our doctors provide treatment to help you be pain-free. We also have a dedicated team that will work with you and your insurance. We want to make sure you get the most from your benefits. You should experience relief for as little cost to you as possible. If you are ready to experience relief from the pain, make an appointment to see us now.
Kaizo Health offers locations in Rockville, MD; Landover, MD; Fort Washington, MD; and Fairfax, VA. Our doctors an evidence-based approach by combining chiropractic care and individualized rehabilitative exercises. We provide the treatment and resources you need to recover your health. We are here to help! If you’d like more information, check out our blog. You can also take our free virtual self-assessment on app here.