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Post-Holiday Self Care & Wellness Tips

It's been over 2 weeks since we entered 2022 and perhaps, you're thinking, time does really fly. I am hoping that this article isn't too late to help you get over Holiday stress.


Have you started the year right? If not, keep on reading.


It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we focus on others, give with gratitude, and share in good times with loved ones. But there’s no denying that the holiday season can be just as stressful as it is fun for many of us.

Below are some self-care and wellness tips to help you slow down, relax and refresh your mind, body, and soul.


1. Catch Up On Sleep

Many of us had late nights throughout the season, whether at a holiday party or staying up late to wrap gifts and prepare meals. Be sure to get back into your regular sleeping routine as soon as possible.

If you’re finding it hard to unwind at bedtime after all of the excitement, try diffusing essential oils or using a sound machine to create a calming environment.


2. Unplug

It’s so fun to connect over social media and see everyone’s holiday pictures, but once you have checked them all out, set your phone down for a while and take a small social media break. Extensive screen time can be harmful to our eyes and our bodies, causing headaches, neck pain and can even make it hard to sleep when scrolling through the phone before bed. Taking a short break will help you unwind and focus on yourself for a little while.


3. Read A Book

Our minds can be very active during the holiday season as well. This can lead to overthinking and unnecessary stress. So as you unplug, settle into a good book and distract yourself from negative thoughts and unwanted stress. It’s always refreshing to get lost in a good story!


4. Pamper Yourself

If you find it hard to unplug and unwind at home, take a trip to the spa for a nice massage, manicure, or facial. You deserve the “me time” after the busyness of the season.


5. Self-Care At Home

A daily trip to the spa would be absolutely wonderful but is unrealistic for most, so creating a self-care routine you can achieve a home is important. This can include a relaxing bath with composition oils, meditation, a mini-facial, and self-massage. Try to do this a few times a week to de-stress (even far past the holiday season).



6. Focus On Your New Year Goals

Set aside some time to focus on what you want to accomplish in the new year. Write down your goals and set intentions on how you plan to achieve them. Remember that “a goal without a plan is just a wish”. Set yourself up for success by mapping out a plan of action.




Hope this helps!

Thanks for reading! Renee VanHeel

Call or text: 858-472-7295


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