Christmas and Self Care

It’s the perfect time of the year to think about what the meaning of Christmas is? Is it the one opportunity each year you get to spend with family and friends and share gifts. Or maybe it’s the traditional holiday you look forward to where you celebrate the birth of Jesus. ? Is it simply the chance to put your feet up and take some well-earned rest from your daily routine?

Someone once said, Christmas is not so much about opening our presents but rather, about opening our hearts.

However you spend your Christmas this year, be sure to set aside some time for you. Some quite time to reflect on the year just gone, maybe even consider what you would have done differently had you this time again.

This is also a great opportunity to start to turn your mind to your goals and aspirations for the year ahead. A good place to start is with what you don’t want to do. Knowing this is as important as knowing what it is you do wish to do?

Self-care builds resilience and lowers health risks and vulnerability, it is truly as important as caring for others. It is more likely that you will have a more fulfilling year ahead if you spend more time on self-care and this will extend to others in your life.

Your self-care routine will ideally include;

  • Some regular exercise
  • Eating proper nutritious meals
  • Take a relaxing bath
  • Meet regularly with that one person who is a positive influence in your life
  • Start the day differently one day per week
  • Learning how mindfulness can impact positively on your health
  • Learning how to be friendly to your brain and give it a rest
  • Understanding how being positive is good for your health
  • Make 2013 the year to hang around positive people that refuel you

Try to break the routine in a way that is positive and more likely to result in less stress.

So this Christmas, take the moment that allows you the space and time to reflect and think about what is important to you. This may include considering your family or those who are important in your life.

The one commonality for us all is that time does not stop. Before we know, it will be another year ticking by.

Merry Christmas from the team at Amovita Consulting