It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Are you still stuffed? Are you back to work today or enjoying a longer weekend? Have you been up for hours Black Friday shopping? Thanksgiving is such a fun holiday! It can also be a tricky one to recover from. With a giant meal, (maybe) an extra day off, and everyone now in full on Christmas mode, it can feel like Thanksgiving is just the beginning of an irregular routine filled with food and treats. If you want to get back on track, here are a few things you can do!
First, keep in mind it is the holiday season and things are a little crazy. Don’t beat yourself up for indulging a little more than you usually would or relaxing after a crazy day when you have other tasks you could be doing. Enjoy the season and have some fun!
While you’re having fun playing games with family, running errands, or decorating, have a bottle of water with you. When we get busy and there are a lot of other drink options around, we can forget to stay hydrated with water! It will make you feel good and refreshed.
It’s also a good idea to try to stick to a routine as much as possible. Yeah, things are gonna get crazy busy. That’s just how this time of year is. But if you have something you do every day or week, don’t stop or put it off. It will make your day seem a little more normal and not like you’re running around trying to get everything done. Is exercise part of your daily routine? If so, you know how good it makes you feel. If you just ate a big meal or are feeling stressed, a quick walk might be just the thing you need!
During the holiday season when there’s so much going on, we can be tempted to eat meals whenever we think of it or skip them all together. Don’t let that happen. Instead, eat meals regularly that include a lot of protein and veggies.
So whether you’re exhausted from snagging all the best deals at the mall, or recovering from yesterday, make sure to take time for yourself and get back on track! You’ll feel great, be happier, and be able to give more to those around you!
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you’re able to take time and enjoy this special time of year!