No matter how you slice it we are embarking on a time of the year when it is easy to feel stressed out! There is so much to do, lots of social engagements, busy stores to visit and not enough time to keep up with it all. We know we are supposed to be enjoying the season, but often if we are truly honest with ourselves there is a little child within kicking and screaming the whole way through to the New Year.
Here are some of my top picks to help you cope and to feel great all season!
Celebrate Each Day – Make a list each day or find a friend to share your ‘Gratitudes.’ Even if you are only grateful for your inhale and exhale make it a gratitude. Doing this as a practice each day helps you to tune into your spiritual self and to connect to your inner truth.
Take Time For Self Care – Make time even if it is a hard choice to make yourself numero uno. If you take care of yourself then you will have the energy and bright attitude to give to others. This is the secret to really enjoying the holiday. Being a martyr or sacrificing where you are running on empty is old thinking. You will dry up and probably spend the whole holiday complaining with everyone consoling you. Or worse you will just give off a pissed off and exhausted vibe, and everyone you encounter will want to keep a distance. Make time for exercise, sleep, meditation, visit GEV for a colonic, massage, or a sauna session. Remember to drink a green juice, green smoothie and to take your vitamins!
Lift Your Spirits! – Perhaps, you are unhappy in some way? Make time to dance. There is no better way to change a gloomy mood to a brighter outlook then by getting up and shaking your booty. Put those ear phones on and give it a groove in your cubicle! Repeat as often as desired!
Prepare To Say ‘NO’ – Do you have social obligations that are not your pleasure? Make an appearance. Stay ONE hour and leave. You showed up graced them with your beautiful smile and well wishes and when you are feeling it is enough then leave. Honor yourself.
Temptation – Plan ahead. Make food, and bring food offerings. When you are at the party you will bring the salad or vegetable dish. Raw desserts are delicious and much healthier then what is normally offered. Bring enough for yourself and share with everyone your delicious recipe. You will be the hit of the party!
Often times, a taste or two will do. Chew well. Savory it. You don’t need to eat the whole thing. Really.
Try to follow Food Combining Principles as much as possible. Or at the very least wait a good many hours before having dessert. Don’t eat and then go to sleep!
Beverages – Can be a ‘positive’ or a ‘negative’ experience. They may add up to a tremendous amount of calories that will put on extra undesirable holiday weight on your gorgeous body! Best healthy choices are: water, coconut water, kombucha, herbal tea, green juice, chai, lemon water and nut milk. Drink plenty of water if you indulge in drinking alcohol.
Pull a healthy recipe book off your shelf and make something yummy!
Consequences – Be conscious. Remember how bloated or exhausted you felt previously when you indulged in consuming rich food and drink. Was it really worth it? Probably not. Find another way to have fun besides stuffing your face. Play with children, dance, play a game, volunteer or exercise. Overeating is a reality for many people at this time of year. Remember to get up and move!
Those Little Nasty Comments – There will always be that relative or co- worker that sees your healthy eating as a threat. Your innocent salad choice or declining a drink may cause a reaction from an insecure person to become a bully. My response? Make them right. ME: “Yes, that’s right I am having a salad and not drinking. You are so right.” Then, you Own it. ME: “And it so serves me to eat this way because I have so much energy and I feel great!” And Finish with: ME: “Why would I want to deprive myself of anything less then fabulous!” Then, walk away or change the subject!!
Don’t Preach – You may be a health enthusiast and want everyone to join your team of healthy living. Being with family and hearing updates on illnesses and physical struggles may push your buttons. Most people that inquire about your healthy lifestyle will feel ‘wronged’ or diminished in their lifestyle choices. Have compassion for where others are and do not impose your opinions. If you encounter someone sincerely interested in how you live healthfully offer that they call you to discuss diet another time.
Pack The Supplements – Carry with you digestive enzymes, probiotics or whatever other supplements that support your body. A helpful aid is to have Young Living Peppermint oil on hand just in case you are feeling a little too full or bloated. Then, have a colonic!! J
Make It A Special Time – Add your special touch to the holiday to make yourself feel good. Dress up, diffuse essential oils, light candles, eat off beautiful plates and glassware, decorate your space, clean your house, have a manicure, get your hair done, or watch a favorite feel good show/film/comedy/sports. Do it for your pleasure and everyone will benefit!
Recover – At Gravity East Village we tend to get very busy after the holiday helping people to feel better. All the excess eating, drinking, and stresses takes its toll. Many people get sick, feel heavy and bloated, or just feel tired all the time. We hope to see you during the holiday season to help with ‘damage control.’ Traveling by car or plane can affect digestion as well. Come visit us for a gravity method colonic session, therapeutic massage, infrared sauna session, coffee enema session, or EFT session to keep you on track and to feel great! Look and Feel your Best!
Have a Happy Holiday From All Of Us at Gravity East Village!
Founder, Gravity East Village, Inc