5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress with Hormone Balancing
While the holidays can be lots of fun, they can also be stressful and throw off our routine. We've put together a few of our favorite tips to help you find balance and support your hormones this holiday season.
1. Take time for yourself
This one might sound silly, but it is so important to give yourself a few minutes each day. This can look like a 5-minute morning meditation or a 1-hour walk by yourself. The important part isn't the amount of time; it's the intention and love this time shows yourself.
2. Support your blood sugar
Make the most of your favorite holiday foods and keep your blood sugar levels balanced by adding a source of protein, fibre, and fat to each dish. For instance, enjoy a cookie or slice of pie but also add a handful of nuts for a boost of essential nutrients. This will help to prevent your blood sugar from spiking and crashing afterwards.
3. Support your liver and digestive system
The liver and digestive system are constantly working to keep us healthy and happy. Here are a few ways to help them do their job: - Get lots of fiber - Drink lots of water - Get lots of healthy fats and proteins - Get sweaty! (Beet juice can be very beneficial for supporting the liver!)
4. Choose a constant in your routine
Find two things in your routine that you think really help you. Keep those two things as close to “normal” as you can to give yourself some familiarity. Some examples include seed cycling, taking a bath, skincare, or morning coffee.
5. Don't skimp on sleep
It's tempting to stay up late and make the most of the holiday season, but getting enough sleep is key to feeling emotionally balanced. If you plan on staying up late, try to squeeze in an extra hour of sleep in the morning. Sleep helps nourish the brain and regulate your emotions, so getting enough sleep can help you feel more emotionally balanced! After all, a well-rested mind is a happy one!
I deserve kindness, patience and respect from myself and others I will make time for myself I am so proud of the person that I am I am confident. I am powerful. I am strong. My actions are meaningful and inspiring