Pressing Reset: Prioritizing Self-Care During the Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, there is no better time than now to remember the importance of taking care of yourself, especially as the year is about to end.

As 2022 is right around the corner, the end of this year will officially mark almost two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started. To say that these past two years have been difficult for many is an understatement, and in regards to physical and mental health, the pandemic has taken a toll on the well-being of many individuals.

The holidays are a great time to take some much needed time off, but most importantly, using this time to unwind and prioritize your own health. While some may prefer to wait until a new year to set new goals for themselves, it is never too early to set goals, especially if it is for the purpose of improving your well-being.

Because the holidays are often the only time of the year when most individuals can have some time off, it may be in your interest to take a deep dive into your health, and analyze if there are health issues that you may not have had time before to address. In addition, this time could also be used to discover any underlying health issues you may not be aware about, and this certainly applies for both physical and mental health.

Self-Care Activities to Follow For This Year and Beyond

Although self-care is essential no matter what time of the year, you may be more inclined to look into some practices that you may want to follow now that you have more time on your hands during the holidays. From dedicating more time for sleep to ensure that you are well-rested, to incorporating more healthy food into your diet, self-care can come in many forms, and there is arguably always something that you can do to better improve your health.

It is important to note that some of these activities may seem general, however, this is to just give you an idea of what you can do to better take care of yourself.

Socialize Responsibility

The holidays are often a time where many get together with friends and family. Although the past two years have forced many to adjust their socializing habits due to the pandemic, this year has certainly seen a lot of restrictions eased, which means that socializing is made a little easier.

In our “Healthy Holidays: Seasonal Self-Care” seminar, we discuss the importance of taking care of yourself during the holiday season by exploring 10 key ways that you can apply during this time to improve your well-being. One of those tips is to connect with friends and family, and since socializing is part of our human needs, doing this responsibly during this time is a great way to relieve some stress, while also increasing immunity.

Understanding Your Body’s Abilities

Mentally and physically, our bodies are capable of a lot more than many can expect. However, because of the lifestyles that we have, we often forget how impactful our bodies can be, and how even the simplest practices can be beneficial in improving your health. You may want to consider taking this excess time and better understand what your body is capable of, which may be important to remember during trying times where you may doubt your capabilities.

A great step to understanding your body is through our “Be Well Naturally: Stay Healthy & Prevent Disease” seminar. One of the most important lessons from this topic is the power of prevention. There are many unhealthy habits that we begin to possess only through neglect, and preventing the beginning of these neglects is the key to taking care of one’s health. For instance, swapping out your high-sugar snack for something more healthy daily can make a big impact in the long run, but you may not notice it until enough time has passed.

Taking Time to Breathe

Figuratively and literally, breathing is important, but not because of the fact that we just need oxygen in order for our bodies to function, but breathing effectively can be useful in alleviating pain. When it comes to breathing, there are many breathing practices that are available to use which can be used to train your body in handling times of duress, such as when you may be feeling stressed.

As explored in our “Chronic Pain: You Don’t Have to Live With It” seminar, breathing stimulates relaxation responses which in turn helps calm you down if you ever are feeling overwhelmed. Breathing also improves circulation throughout your body, so if your body is feeling pain, breathing effectively can be helpful in reducing the pain you may be experiencing.

Cleaning Your Body

There are many ways to cleanse your body, but one of the most important is cleaning your insides. Of course, it is easy to notice when you have a blemish that needs to be cleaned on the exterior of your body, but because you cannot see what is going on in the inside of your body, it can lead you to neglect your body, only until it may be too late where you begin to experience complications or difficulties.

Our “Detoxification Demystified: How and What It Is” seminar talks about detox routines that you can use to rid your body of toxins, which in turn allow your body to function more efficiently while also ensuring there is balance on your body. Toxins can disrupt your body’s functions and detoxifying is a great way to take care of yourself, where juicing is one of the best ways to eliminate any toxins within your body. 

About Well Street

At Well Street, we are founded on the principles of introducing healthy practices to the workplace, which encompasses both mental and physical health. Comprised of medical professionals who have a background in naturopathy, we aim to help organizations foster a healthy corporate environment in order to boost productivity and morale. If you would like to learn more about how our team can help you or your company, consider contacting us to find out more. We are happy to provide you with guidelines and approaches to support the wellbeing of your team members through virtual seminars and programs

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