Tips to Destress and Enjoy a Relaxing Holiday Season: A Zesty Planner for Holistic Health😌🎄

joy-in-movement Aug 09, 2022

Hello, my lovely ladies! 💃

I'm Sharon, your zesty, 75 year old senior, holistic weight loss and lifestyle coach; mentor for all women over 50. I'm passionate to empower your weight loss journey by sharing simple solutions to manage your weight naturally, through menopause and beyond. I've cracked the code to stop endless yo yo dieting! 🧰

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Embrace the Spirit of the Season 🎅✨

First things first, let’s talk about embracing the spirit of the season. The holidays are a time of joy, love, and togetherness. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle, but remember, the essence of this time is to connect with loved ones and create lasting memories. Let’s focus on what truly matters and leave the stress behind.

Practice Mindful Breathing 🌬️🧘‍♀️ 

When you feel the stress creeping in, take a moment to breathe. Deep, mindful breaths can work wonders to calm your mind and body. Here’s a little exercise I love:

Find a Quiet Spot:
Sit or lie down in a comfortable position.

Inhale Deeply:
Breathe in slowly through your nose for a count of four.

Hold the Breath:
Hold your breath for a count of four.

Exhale Slowly:
Breathe out through your mouth for a count of six.

Do this for a few minutes until you feel relaxed. 

This simple practice can help you reset and approach the holidays with a calm and centered mind.

Move Your Body, Zesty Style! 💃🏼🏋️‍♀️ 

Exercise is a fantastic way to destress and boost your mood. For women over 50, it’s especially important to keep moving to maintain a healthy lifestyle and support natural weight loss. Here are some fun ways to stay active:

Dance Parties:
Turn up your favorite holiday tunes and dance around the living room. It’s a joyful way to get your heart pumping.

Yoga and Stretching:
Gentle yoga or stretching exercises can help ease tension and improve flexibility.

Nature Walks:
Bundle up and take a walk in the crisp winter air. It’s refreshing and a great way to connect with nature.

Nourish Your Body with Healthy Foods 🥗🍎 

The holidays are often associated with indulgent foods, and while it’s okay to enjoy treats, it’s also important to nourish your body with healthy, wholesome foods. Here are some tips to keep your diet balanced:

Festive Salads:
Create colorful salads with seasonal ingredients like pomegranate seeds, walnuts, and roasted veggies.

Smart Snacking:
Keep healthy snacks like nuts, fruit, and yogurt on hand to curb cravings.

Moderation, Not Deprivation:
Enjoy your favorite holiday treats in moderation. Deprivation can lead to overeating, so allow yourself to savor small portions mindfully.

Stay Hydrated 💧🍵

It’s easy to forget about hydration during the colder months, but staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Drink plenty of water and herbal teas to keep your body functioning optimally. Staying hydrated can also help manage menopause weight and support holistic weight loss.

Create a Relaxing Holiday Atmosphere 🎄🕯️ 

Your environment plays a big role in how you feel. Creating a cozy, relaxing atmosphere at home can help you unwind and enjoy the season. Here are some ideas:

Decorate with Joy:
Decorate your home with lights, candles, and festive decorations that make you smile.

Scent the Air:
Use essential oils or scented candles with calming scents like lavender, cinnamon, or pine.

Soft Music:
Play soft, soothing holiday music in the background to set a peaceful mood.

Connect with Loved Ones 🤗💌

One of the best parts of the holiday season is spending time with loved ones. Whether in person or virtually, make time to connect with friends and family. Share stories, laugh together, and cherish these moments. Connection is a powerful antidote to stress.

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Care 💆‍♀️💅

Self-care is essential, especially during the busy holiday season. Here are some self-care practices to pamper yourself:

Spa Day at Home:
Treat yourself to a spa day with a warm bath, face mask, and a good book.

Write down your thoughts and feelings to clear your mind and reflect on what you’re grateful for.

Engage in activities you love, whether it’s knitting, painting, or baking. Doing something you enjoy can be incredibly relaxing.

Plan Ahead to Avoid Last-Minute Stress 📅✅

A little planning can go a long way in reducing holiday stress. Here are some tips to stay organized:

Make Lists:
Write down everything you need to do, from gift shopping to meal planning. Check off tasks as you complete them.

Set Realistic Expectations:
Don’t try to do everything perfectly. Set realistic goals and prioritize what’s most important.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Whether it’s cooking, decorating, or wrapping gifts, involve family members in the preparations. 

Maintain a Healthy Sleep Routine 🛏️😴

Good sleep is vital for managing stress and staying healthy. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Create a bedtime routine that helps you wind down:

Limit Screen Time:
Avoid screens for at least an hour before bed.

Relaxing Activities:
Read a book, meditate, or listen to calming music.

Comfortable Sleep Environment:
Ensure your bedroom is cool, quiet, and comfortable. 

Practice Gratitude Daily 🙏🌟

Gratitude is a powerful tool for boosting happiness and reducing stress. Take a moment each day to reflect on what you’re grateful for. This simple practice can shift your focus from stress to appreciation. 

Stay Mindful with Your Time ⏰💖 

During the holidays, it’s easy to overcommit and spread yourself too thin. Be mindful of how you spend your time. Prioritize activities that bring you joy and fulfillment, and don’t be afraid to say no to things that feel overwhelming.

Engage in Relaxing Hobbies 🎨📚

Engaging in hobbies you love is a wonderful way to relax and destress. Whether it’s painting, knitting, gardening, or reading, make time for activities that bring you joy and allow you to unwind.

Practice Gentle Movement and Stretching 🧘‍♀️🦋

Gentle movement and stretching can help relieve tension and promote relaxation. Incorporate activities like yoga, tai chi, or simple stretching exercises into your daily routine. These practices not only reduce stress but also support a healthy lifestyle and natural weight loss.

Find Joy in Giving 🎁💝

The act of giving can be incredibly fulfilling and stress-relieving. Whether it’s giving gifts, volunteering, or simply offering a helping hand, find joy in acts of kindness. It’s a beautiful way to spread holiday cheer and connect with others.

Limit Holiday Overwhelm 🎄⏳

To prevent holiday overwhelm, be mindful of your limits and avoid overcommitting. Here are some tips:

Simplify Gift Giving:
Consider giving experiences or handmade gifts instead of stressing over finding the perfect item.

Set Boundaries:
It’s okay to set boundaries with your time and energy. Communicate your needs and take care of yourself.

Enjoy the Present Moment:
Focus on the present moment rather than worrying about what’s next. This mindfulness practice can help you stay grounded and enjoy each day.

Stay Active with Fun Holiday Activities ❄️🏂

Stay active by participating in fun holiday activities. Whether it’s ice skating, sledding, or a brisk walk in the snow, find ways to move your body while enjoying the festive season. Physical activity not only reduces stress but also supports holistic weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.

Treat Yourself with Kindness 💖😊 

Finally, remember to treat yourself with kindness. Be gentle with yourself and acknowledge your efforts. The holiday season can be challenging, and it’s important to show yourself the same compassion and care you offer to others.

Conclusion: Embrace a Joyful, Stress-Free Holiday Season 🌟🎉 

The holiday season is a time to celebrate, connect, and enjoy life. By incorporating these tips, you can reduce stress and create a joyful, relaxing holiday season. Remember to breathe deeply, move your body, nourish yourself with healthy foods, and embrace the spirit of the season. Stay zesty for life, my friends, and may your holidays be filled with love, laughter, and joy!

Happy Holidays! 😌🎄💫

Your Zesty Friend & Mentor,

Sharon North Pohl 🌸🌟

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👉👉Remember my info is generic  and educational only.  Please check with your healthcare provider before embarking on any  changes in diet or exercise


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