Importance of Self Care during the Holidays

Self Care during the Holidays

By Angie Comer

The holidays…family parties, endless shopping, a myriad of social events and a source of stress and anxiety for many. Because your schedule can quickly become filled at this time of year, it is important to take the time for balanced self-care. Self-care is not just focusing on your physical body with a massage, manicure or a yoga session. More importantly, it means paying attention to your thoughts, emotions, expectations and interactions. It means you will function at your best in all areas of your life. Use these six tips to help you carve out more time for yourself and get your mind and body ready for this busy holiday season.

Schedule Time for Self-Care

If you have never focused on personal time, you may feel incredibly guilty scheduling self-care. If you can schedule shopping sessions, doctor appointments and parties for all of your family members, you can schedule guilt-free time for yourself. Give yourself permission to relax. Consider self-care as a way to safeguard your mental and physical health. Become your best self so that you can give your best to others. 

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